Telepsychiatry is a consultation conducted by video or via a computer between you and your psychiatrist at a distant location. The consultation may occur at home, at a general practitioner's (GP's) practice or in a hospital. The psychiatrist will speak with you and ask you questions in the same way they would at a face-to-face consultation. Telepsychiatry improves your access to a psychiatrist and will reduce travel time and costs. It also means that you do not have to be away from work for long periods of time.
Medicare benefits are available for video consultations between specialists and patients who are located in Australia (see COVID-19 Telepsychiatry section).
Am I eligible for Telepsychiatry ?
Everyone is eligible however a video consultation will only be offered if the psychiatrist and GP consider it safe and suitable.
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