Eligibility for taking part in telehealth video consultation.

There is no formal application process for you to take part in a telehealth video consultation. You are eligible for telehealth if you:

  • have a Medicare provider number and are in a private practice as a:
    • specialist
    • consultant physician or consultant psychiatrist
  • have a Medicare provider number, provide support to a patient located in an eligible telehealth area during a video consultation with a specialist, and are in a private practice as a:
    • medical practitioner
    • nurse practitioner or midwife
  • provide services on behalf of a medical practitioner using their provider number and are either a:
    • practice nurse
    • Aboriginal Health Worker
  • provide care and accommodation to residents under the Aged Care Act 1997, or
  • hold a residential aged care service (RACS) ID.

A general practitioner or another health professional with a Medicare provider number can also be with the patient during the telehealth consultation to provide clinical support. This is called a supported consultation.

Page last updated: 4 November 2019