Out Of Town Patients
For patients living outside of the Melbourne Metropolitan area, we can provide telehealth consultations via Skype. This is a relatively new initiative from Medicare to improve access to specialists for non-metropolitan based patients.
Patients require a valid GP referral to schedule an appointment. Appointment time allocation is equal to our face-to-face consultations. Medicare rebates are available for eligible patients (living outside of the Melbourne Metropolitan area).
The best of both worlds
Patients often choose to travel to Melbourne for an initial face-to –face consultation, to meet Dr Raelia Lew and her team, and to enjoy the full benefit of attending our Women’s Health Melbourne practice. Scheduling follow-up telehealth consultations via Skype helps non-metropolitan based patients access our highest quality care while minimising the cost and inconvenience of frequent long-distance travel.
Patients may elect to have a telehealth first visit consultation. If you prefer this option, you may be asked to attend a collaborative consultation with your local GP in order to undertake specific examinations.
Setting up your Telehealth Consultation:
You will need:
- A computer and webcam linked to a reliable broadband internet connection.
- To have downloaded skype software (free to download and use)
- To contact our rooms by phone, 10 minutes prior to your appointment to confirm the skype connection.