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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. To be eligible, the consultation on the patient-end must occur in the RA2, RA3, RA4 or RA5 classification (RA = Remoteness Area).
The RCH are proud members of the
Telehealth Victoria Community of Practice. Our telehealth platform is provided by
If you are using an Apple device (such as an iPhone or iPad)
Speak to your treating doctor to see if a telehealth appointment is a suitable way to provide ongoing care for your child.