Better Access to mental health care for eligible practitioners and allied health professionals
The purpose of the Better Access initiative is to improve treatment and management of mental illness within the community. The aim is to provide patients with access to mental health professionals and team-based mental health care. Under this initiative, Medicare benefits are available to patients for selected mental health services provided by:
- general practitioners (GPs)
- non-vocationally recognised medical practitioners (non-VR MPs)
- clinical psychologists
- registered psychologists, and
- appropriately trained social workers and occupational therapists.