The 'legislative mistake' resulting in a regional mental health crisis

Neve Brissenden
By Neve Brissenden
May 9 2022 - 12:30am
FED UP: 26-year-old Mitch Blackman couldn't get in to see a psychologist anywhere in the Bendigo region for nearly three months. Picture: NONI HYETT

EXPERTS, psychologists and patients are warning the regional mental health crisis is being exacerbated by the two-tiered Medicare rebate system, resulting in month-long wait times and significant out of pocket patient costs.

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Neve Brissenden

Neve Brissenden

Journalist

Political and general news reporter for The Bendigo Advertiser. contact: neve.brissenden@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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