During the COVID – 19 pandemic, you are able to book a telehealth/telephone consultation with your practitioner.
The telehealth/telephone consultations are charged at the same rate as our face to face consultations, your medicare rebate will be processed online for you.
Repeat prescription is charged at $25 (faxed and posted to pharmacy)
Repeat prescription is charged at $22 (sent via sms to your smart phone)
Repeat referral faxed and emailed within two business days $30.
Repeat referral same day (Urgent) $50.
Please have a pharmacy in mind when asking for repeat prescriptions during your consultation with doctor or make sure that your doctor has your correct mobile phone number.
Please note: Sleeping tablets, anti-psychotics, antibiotics and other medications are not able to be issued over the phone, you will still need a face to face consultation for these.
We are not able to issue medications to new patients via telehealth. ” It is a legislative requirement that GPs and Other Medical Practitioners (OMPs) working in general practice can only perform a telehealth or telephone service where they have an established clinical relationship with the patient.” (http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/Factsheet-TempBB).
You would also have to have had at least one face to face consultation with the practitioner in the preceding 12 months.