Telehealth Consults

Blacksmiths Family Medical Practice has been using Telehealth for patients with respiratory illness or infective symptoms for over 12 months now.

These symptoms include:

 

  • Coughs

  • Sore throats

  • Runny noses

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fever

  • Aches

  • Chills

  • Sweats
     

For those with access to camera and microphone/speakers, including smartphones and webcams attached to their home computers, Telehealth with video will be used via Zoom.

 

If a patient cannot access the above, we can offer telephone consults.

 

Telehealth technology will allow us to assess if a patient needs to see a doctor in person or if they need to stay home and practice social distancing advice communicated by the Government.

 

Requests for medical certificates, prescriptions and referrals can be readily provided by email or fax. 

Telehealth is for ONE ISSUE per consult. 

Your doctor may use Telehealth to provide you results or if appropriate, for a follow up of an existing medical issue. This will be at the doctors discretion.

The same fee structure that applies to face-to-face consults, applies also to Telehealth. This will be payable on completion of the Telehealth consult.

A medicare rebate is available for Telehealth consults for existing patients of the practice who have been seen for a face-to-face consult in the last 12 months.