Telehealth

Telehealth is used to transmit health information over any distance. You can transmit voice, data, images and information rather than physically moving care recipients, health professionals or educators. You can provide healthcare services via telehealth to diagnose, treat and prevent (educational) care for recipients.

Patients who live in regional, rural and remote areas are accessing video-conferencing as one of the main ways of using telehealth to improve access to healthcare services.

An increasing number of patients are using video-conferencing, instead of the need to travel to the nearest major city to see a specialist. This service can be offered by their local GP or another local healthcare provider.

For MBS Items for telehealth, click on the links below.

For MBS Items for telehealth, click on the links below.

Medicare – MBS items for Telehealth

Rural Health West – Reference Guide on Medicare Benefits Schedule Telehealth Items

Useful resources and frequently asked questions

Click on any of the links below to access useful information and resources.