What We Do

TeleDr has been operational for over 9 years providing specialist care to remote industrial sites since 2008.  Telehealth item numbers introduced on 1st July, 2011 allowed TeleDr to expand its service and provide specialist care through videoconsults to remote, rural and outer metropolitan areas.  A video consultation can be conducted in a patient’s home if the specialist considers it is clinically appropriate and if the patient’s home is located in a telehealth eligible area.  

TeleDr makes it easy to make a videoconsult appointment with a specialist doctor.  The requirements for these services include:

  • not an admitted patient; and
  • not a patient of an emergency department; and
  • located in a telehealth eligible area at the time of the attendance; and
  • the patient is located at least 15km by road from the specialist or consultant physician; and

The videoconsult will be

  • Medicare bulk billed
  • Secure
  • Private
  • Confidential

Your TeleDr specialist can:

  • Take a history and make a diagnosis
  • Examine using the web camera or phone camera
  • Order blood tests and / or Xrays
  • Write a medical certificate, workers compensation form, or a referral
  • Prescribe medicine
  • Follow up the results and treatment at a later appointment

TeleDr is working with remote, rural and outer metropolitan sites, because:

  • There are many there who do not have access to a specialist doctor
  • Medicare will reimburse a telehealth videoconsult between a specialist in the city and a patient in telehealth eligible areas
  • Workers compensation will also reimburse for these videoconsults. 
  • It will save time, money and unneccesary travel
  • It is the right thing to do