The Australian Department of Health has extended MBS-subsidised telehealth to 30 June 2021.
The Department of Health has also extended the healthdirect Video Call COVID-19 GP Program, to 31 December 2021.
We encourage general practices to continue using this secure video consulting platform, which has been purpose-built for primary care settings.
- For GPs in private practice wanting to start using the service, please register your practice.
- For GPs in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations wanting to start using the service, please register for access.
RACGP accredited training
In collaboration with the RACGP, healthdirect is offering CPD courses that support GPs and practice managers to use Video Call more confidently and effectively. The following free courses are run by healthdirect RACGP Education Activity Representatives:
- Essential Video Call training 1 hour 2 CPD points for RACGP or 1 hour ACCRM credit. This module is for GPs new to Video Call and covers the basic functionality of the platform. The course will also suit practice managers who may be implementing telehealth into their practice workflows.
- Advanced Video Call training 1 hour 2 CPD points for RACGP or 1 hour ACCRM credit. This module covers more advanced use of the platform. The course will also suit practice managers and anyone interested in how Video Call can reshape the provision of services to patients or clients.