What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is available for people living in a rural, remote or very remote region at the time of the service.
You should be located more than 15 kilometres by road from the providing practitioner.
In order to get the Medicare rebate for the service the client must meet the usual requirements for a Better Access service and have a valid Mental Health Care Plan from the referring GP.
The Telehealth service needs to be done through video conferencing which requires:
- the use of a computer, tablet or mobile phone with audio and video capability
- a secure, reliable internet connection.
- access to a private location.
For clients without access to these facilities alternative arrangements need to be made.
Telehealth and Privacy
I use a secure video conferencing telehealth platform designed for Allied Health called Coviu.You would need an updated version of Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to use this or to download the iOS Coviu app if using an Apple computer, iPad or iPhone.
The need to access Telehealth can be established when you contact me to make the appointment.