TELEHEALTH INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
Hinterland Medical Centre is preparing to move to telehealth consultations as much as is practicable. This means that consultations will be carried out via phone or video link where appropriate.
Medicare have items allowing for Bulk Billed Telehealth consultations if you meet the following the criteria as a “Vulnerable or Isolated Person, as follows:
(a) the person has been diagnosed with COVID-19 virus but who is not a patient of a hospital; or
(b) the person has been required to isolate themselves in quarantine in accordance with home isolation guidance issued by Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC); or
(c) the person is considered more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus being a person who is:
If you do not meet criteria for a Medicare rebate for telehealth, a $50 fee will apply per 15 minute consultation.
Telehealth consults will be used for the following:
If you would like to book a Telehealth consultation, please call reception to request this. Depending on your and your doctors preference this may be conducted via phone, Skype or Zoom teleconferencing.