Telehealth and virtual distance consultations
Videoconsultations are available from the Cabrini rooms and attract the Cabrini consultation fees as above. These are provided on request to patients who would otherwise have to travel long distances to see our specialists, and can be done in conjunction with local doctor or paediatrician. Please contact our office if you would like more information about this service.
For patients in some rural and remote areas, Medicare provides special support to facilitate access to videoconsultations with specialists in major centres. The areas that qualify for this support at determined by Medicare and are detailed on the DoctorConnect website at: http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au.
Other patients, from regional centres or interstate, can also take advantage of videoconsultation options to reduce travelling. However, no Medicare rebate is available for video or phone consultations for areas not covered by the Medicare Telehealth programme.