Face-to-Face Care for Regional Victoria
Posted on 8 October 2021
By Tegan Carrison, Executive Director, AAPi
AAPi met with the Victorian Government yesterday and it was confirmed that psychologists (and all allied health) in regional Victoria not in lockdown are permitted to conduct routine in person care.
Here is the updated advice from the Victorian Government for regional Victoria (excluding those in lockdown)
For metropolitan Melbourne allied health providers, there is no change to the restrictions. Only those providing urgent clinical care is permitted, in accordance with the Authorised Provider and Authorised Worker List: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/authorised-provider-and-authorised-worker-list.
We ask that allied health providers apply their discretion and determine urgency based on their clinical assessment. As a guide, urgent clinical care is direct clinical care that prevents a significant change/deterioration in functional independence which would result in an escalation of care or is required as an adjunct to other urgent medical/surgical interventions.
For example, urgent clinical care:
We are working with the government for the safe reopening of allied health as soon as possible.
Please reach out if you have any questions.