Telehealth Appointment Perth

Dr Harpreet's Telehealth Services

Sometimes, seeking advice on your symptoms and next steps can be as simple as having a phone conversation with a certified doctor or scheduling an appointment with a GP (general practitioner). Now Australian residents can have a telehealth consultation through their phones.

"Telehealth"; commonly known as remote medicine, telemedicine or colloquially as an online doctor service — refers to medical care services provided using digital communication and computer technologies (eg video call software), allowing doctors to consult with patients from a distance without physically being with them.

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Dr Hapreet's telehealth consultation services offer medical certificates, referrals, and high-quality care for those who need it – whether you are requesting a consult, travelling interstate, or seeking an experienced practitioner who is not available locally.

Telehealth services allow you to use your computer, mobile or landline phone to consult with a registered australian doctor or healthcare provider remotely when they have determined that a full appointment, consultation, prescription or physical examination is not required and you cannot travel in person.

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Why Offer Telehealth Consultations?

Telehealth providers are important for maintaining uninterrupted healthcare for patients in Australia. They make healthcare more accessible, reducing the pressure on hospitals and meeting the growing demand for more convenient services.

For example, people in rural and remote areas may face challenges in accessing timely healthcare. They may not have a medical centre or even a local pharmarcy within a reasonable distance from their location. A telehealth service allows them to consult a an online doctor when they need to without incurring the cost or having to travel long distances to visit their regular doctor.

The use of TeleHealth services has increased significantly over the past few years with patients, general practitioners and other healthcare providers embracing this technology.

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A telehealth consultation is just like any other medical appointment – but you will see the specialist on via phone or video call as opposed to a face to face consultation.

Telehealth consultations have several benefits, including but not limited to:

  • These include enhancing patient experience by saving travel time, offering convenience, and providing access to care from any part of Australia.
  • Reducing the burden on emergency departments by providing treatment at home or outside.
  • Telehealth consultations provide better health outcomes by facilitating early interventions and remote monitoring of chronic conditions such as asthma, hypertension, and diabetes.
  • Enhancing patient contentment by allowing them to access healthcare services whenever needed (for instance, requesting a medical certificate online during public holidays).
  • Enabling Australians living in rural and remote regions to receive better healthcare services.

A telehealth consultation is a convenient way for patients to receive medical services via phone or video consultation.

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Telehealth FAQs

What Is Telehealth, And How Does It Work In Australia?

Telehealth, or telemedicine, refers to remote healthcare services using digital technology in Australia. Patients can consult with healthcare providers through secure video calls or phone calls, accessing medical care from their homes. Telehealth in Australia is governed by the Australian Government Department of Health, which has expanded its usage to increase healthcare access during the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers convenience, especially for those in rural areas, reduces travel time, and allows flexible appointments. Patients can book telehealth consultations with licensed healthcare providers, receive medical advice, prescriptions, and even medical certificates online.

How Do I Book A Telehealth Appointment?

Booking a telehealth appointment is easier than you may think. Simply click on the green "BOOK APPOINTMENT" button and enter your details, preferred date, and time for the appointment. Once confirmed, you will receive instructions on joining the secure video consultation.

Are Telehealth Consultations Covered By Medicare?

Yes, Medicare in Australia covers certain telehealth consultations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government expanded Medicare benefits for telehealth services, allowing bulk-billing for eligible appointments. Medicare covers a range of telehealth consultations, including GP and specialist consultations, mental health services, chronic disease management, and more. Patients can benefit from virtual medical care without incurring out-of-pocket expenses for eligible telehealth services under Medicare.

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Are Telehealth Consultations Covered By Private Health Insurance In Australia?

Many private health insurance plans in Australia cover telehealth consultations. Patients should check with their insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage for virtual medical services.

Is Telehealth Secure And Private In Australia?

Yes, telehealth platforms in Australia prioritize patient privacy and security. Healthcare providers offering telehealth services must comply with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles. They use encrypted communication to protect patient information during video consultations, ensuring confidentiality. Patients should use secure Wi-Fi connections and ensure a private location during telehealth appointments for added security.

Can I Get A Medical Certificate Through Telehealth?

Yes, you can obtain a medical certificate through telehealth consultations in Australia. Licensed healthcare providers can issue telehealth medical certificates for sick leave or work absences. The certificate serves as valid documentation for employers or educational institutions, provided the medical condition can be assessed remotely.

Can I Receive Prescriptions Through Telehealth Appointments?

Yes, you can receive prescriptions through telehealth appointments in Australia. If deemed necessary, healthcare providers can electronically send prescriptions to your preferred pharmacy, allowing for convenient access to medications.

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Is Telehealth Available For Pediatric Care In Australia?

Yes, telehealth services in Australia include pediatric care, offering parents remote access to consult with pediatricians for their children's healthcare needs.

Can I Get A Second Opinion Through Telehealth In Australia?

Yes, telehealth consultations provide an opportunity to seek a second opinion from healthcare providers in Australia, allowing patients to explore alternative medical advice or confirm diagnoses.

Can Telehealth Be Used For Chronic Disease Management In Australia?

Yes, telehealth is effective for chronic disease management in Australia, providing ongoing support and monitoring for patients with long-term health conditions.

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Your health is important. You should be able to access great medical care even when you're short on time or constantly on the go. Schedule your appointments, get prescriptions, referrals for investigations and specialist referrals if clinically indicated, all online.

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