On March 13 the Australian Government began allowing access under the Medicare Benefits Schedule to telehealth for many consultations between patients and their general practitioners, where patients of GP’s were required to self-isolate, or patients were considered vulnerable.
Some patients are eligible for fully funded, bulk-billed consults.
To receive a telehealth appointment at no cost you will require your Medicare details to book.
Anyone with a valid Medicare card is now eligible for a fully bulk billed consultation with a GP.
If you are not eligible for a medicare rebate, but still want a telehealth appointment, you can still book an appointment at a cost of $55.