Skype | Telehealth
The doctors at Oxford Clinic offers Skype/Telehealth services. Our telehealth covers areas of Australia that have access to specialist video consultations under medicare. This will give patients with ease to access to specialists, without the time and expense involved travelling to major cities.
At the time of the video consultation, there must be 15 km by road between a patient and a specialist, consultant physician, or consultant psychiatrist.
Geographic eligibility for telehealth services is determined by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Area (RA) classification, which is a numerical system between 1 and 5. A telehealth eligible area is outside of a major city (RA1).
Exceptions to this are where a patient is:
- living in an eligible residential aged care facility
- at an eligible Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS), or
- at an eligible Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS)
To be considered an eligible Aboriginal Medical Service or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, the practice must hold a current exemption granted under section 19(2) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.
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