Phone Consults /Video Consults – Now Bulk Billed
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Medicare has for the time being, suspended the requirement for patients to be physically present before bulk billing is allowed. Consultations can take place via telephone (voice only) or on a multimedia basis (via Apps such as WhatsApp). This is obviously a great initiative from Medicare, but there are certain requirements. These include a documented consultation at this clinic within the previous 12 months, the diagnosis of Coronavirus infection / contact with a confirmed case (& therefore self isolating) or simply being at risk of Coronavirus due to one or more risk factors e.g.:
- age 70 or OR
- an underlying illness such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma or other lung disease
- another cause of significant immune system impairment eg chronic disease
Please phone or email the clinic for more information!