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:
- 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
This information was printed 14 July 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/services/medicare/mbs-and-telehealth/about/eligibility. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.