As of November 2017 Telehealth Psychological Services will be rebated
under Medicare. This means clients with mental health concerns in regional and rural/remote areas will be able to access psychological therapy via online media from qualified professionals in major cities under a |Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP).
Filomena continues to have a deep, personal interest in
improving rural mental health.
She has provided a regular traditional psychology service over the years. These include monthly visits to Mt Gambier while with the Federal Government 1991-1994, Kangaroo Island 1987-1999, Ceduna 2007-2013 and FIFO Clinical Psychology services at the Woomera Detention Centre and a government department in Alice Springs. This vast experience has shown her how much needed and appreciated this service remains because it accords substantial benefits ordinarily enjoyed mostly by in metropolitan areas.
Filomena is motivated and well qualified to continue supporting rural clients in accessing Focused Psychological Strategies via videoconferencing, providing sessions through satellite clinics in rural areas where available, or via secure link to her online teleconferencing meeting room. Telehealth sessions also include one or more face-to-face consults. Check here for qualifying regions 4-7 of the Modified Monash Model Locator.