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The Royal Children's Hospital appreciate the commitment families make to travel into the hospital to attend appointments. Long driving distances, waiting times and taking time off work may add to the stress levels your family experience when organising a trip into the RCH.
A telehealth video-call can help reduce this stress. Families who live regionally or interstate can avoid the long drive and have a video-call appointment with the RCH team (provided they are medically suitable). The appointment can be unassisted (with the child and family) or assisted (with the child's GP or paediatrician, or other local healthcare provider). Speak to your child's treating clinician to see if having a telehealth video-call appointment is an option for you.
If eligible, consultations can be bulk-billed to Medicare. Check the
Department of Health ASGC Remoteness Areas to check your eligibility.
The RCH are proud members of the Telehealth Victoria Community of Practice. Our telehealth platform is provided by Healthdirect Australia.
Need more information? Download the
Attending Your Appointment via a Video Call information sheet.
The best way to keep informed on RCH telehealth updates