We now offer telehealth (telephone) consults over the phone.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth involves the use of telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities. Right now we are simply calling patients phones to facilitate telehealth to our patients.
*By agreeing to a telehealth consult you agree to correspondence such as referrals and medical certificates being sent to you digitally via email.
Why would I use telehealth?
It may be the only way you can consult with your practitioner or it may be a more convenient way to consult with your practitioner. It may also be a convenient way to get a second opinion on some health matters. These should be used for non-emergency consults with a basic nature.
Will my practitioner have access to my records?
If you are a current patient of Next Practice Prahran our practitioners will have access to your medical records to reference throughout your consultation. If you have not been to the clinic you can request a medical record transfer from your current medical practice.
Do you accept new patients via Telehealth?
Currently, GPs are not accepting new patients via telehealth. Our dietitian will accept new patients. Please call our clinic to discuss your specific requirements.
Can I get prescriptions or referrals?
Yes. If your doctor prescribes a medication they will arrange for that prescription to be sent to a pharmacy of your choice.
What services can my doctor provide?
Non-emergency medical appointments including Medical Advice and Education, treatment of common infections, prescriptions, medical certificates, blood tests, referrals and many other services.
How much will it cost?
If you do not fulfil the Medicare requirements you will be charged a non-rebatable private fee prior to your Telehealth consult: