Telepractice Services for Speech Pathology

What is Telehealth? Is it different to Telepractice? 

Speech Pathologists use these terms to mean the same thing. A health service is provided using telecommunication technology and allows the Speech Pathologist and you to be in  two different locations. 

Is it as effective as face to face therapy?

There is evidence that Telehealth services can be just as effective as face to face services. 

How does Telehealth work?

Telepractice services happen through a live, video meeting with your Speech Pathologist. 

Your Speech Pathologist will use different tools to make sure the service looks and feels as close to a face to face meeting as possible. 

What do I need to do to make Telepractice work? 

To have telepractice you will need:

A desktop computer, laptop or tablet.

A good internet connection. 

A location that is quiet, well-lit and free of distractions. 

A support person may be helpful for any technological issues or generally just to support the session. 

Can NDIS funds be used for Telepractice services with Speech Pathology? Yes. 

Can Medicare rebates apply  to Telepractice services for Speech Pathology? Yes. The Department of Health has  MBS telehealth allied health items (including Speech Pathology) for clients who have a valid referral. 

Will my private health fund cover telepractice services for Speech Pathology? An increasing number of Private Health Funds do permit customers who have the appropriate extras cover to claim for services delivered through Telepractice. Check with your provider to ask about coverage. 

Source: Speech Pathology Australia FAQs from the general public information sheet April 2020. 

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