How do I book a Telehealth appointment?
Book online or over the phone as you normally would. After being pre-screened you can either choose Telehealth or Face-to-Face or in the circumstance that it would be unsafe for you to attend the clinic you will be directed to a Telehealth appointment.
If the situation with Covid-19 escalates, we may default to have most appointments done by Telehealth. If this is required, you will be notified at the time of booking.
What happens at my appointment time?
- At the time of your appointment, you will get an SMS when your practitioner is ready to start the video or phone consult.
- You need to keep your phone nearby, off silent mode and make sure you are in a quiet space with reliable connection.
- You will be contacted after your appointment to finalise and arrange payment.
- If you haven’t heard from the practitioner more than 15 mins after your scheduled start time, contact the clinic via reception.
What services can HealthMint provide during a Telehealth appointment?
Most GP consultations can be conducted wholly via Telehealth. The following list is a guide of services we can generally provide through a Telehealth consultation.
- Repeat Prescriptions
- Referrals to specialists
- Pathology requests
- Medical certificates
We can also diagnose and treat most common medical conditions, for example:
- Respiratory Tract Infection
- Urinary Tract Infections / Cystitis
- Eczema / Psoriasis – Dry Skin
- Sore throat
The above lists are not exhaustive and should be treated as a guide only.
Can I still come into the clinic?
For patients that select or are directed towards Telehealth (e.g. if you have viral symptoms), the doctor will tell you during the consult if you need to arrange to come in for an examination, and appropriate arrangements can be made. If a face-to-face appointment is required we may start the appointment via Telehealth (eg while you sit in your car in the car park) and only ask you to come into the clinic when ready to start the physical examination or treatment.
If we return to having all appointments defaulting to Telehealth, then any face-to-face consultations will need to be started by Telehealth before you enter the clinic.
All data is hosted in Australia and complies with Australian Cyber Security Center requirements. At no stage does any data go overseas.
Who can provide/who is providing the Telehealth consults?
All HealthMint GPs, psychologists, nurses & dietitian.
What are the fees/pricing of the appointment?
The pricing will be EXACTLY THE SAME as our usual rates!! Please see our prices here.
Are Telehealth appointments bulk billed or can I get a rebate from Medicare?
Temporary bulk billing support is available for patients who have become unemployed as a result of COVID-19.
Please remember that all our doctors are running a small business within our clinic which is also a small business. If you can afford to pay our standard appointment costs, please continue to do so, so we can continue supporting those who genuinely can’t at this time. We greatly appreciate your honesty.
What are the advantages of Telehealth consults?
You are able to talk to your doctor, with all the simplicity and convenience you’re used to when chatting and video calling on your phone.
It helps maintain principle of social distancing to reduce virus transmission, and avoid unnecessary contact between yourself and other patients and staff, in case you or others have a virus and could be contagious.
For more details on how Telehealth consults work, head to https://gpconsults.com.au/home/patients
What if I need a document printed? Prescription, blood test, radiology test, referral etc?
All documents can be printed and signed by our staff, and then sent to you and/or the required destination without you coming to the clinic in person. Options include: faxing, email, postal mail. Note: email is not generally “secure” and privacy/security can’t be guaranteed, but we can still send you documents with your consent.