Dr Linda Dalic is able to offer Telehealth services, which allow for video consultations over the internet. During COVID-19, phone consultations have also been allowed, however Dr Dalic prefers digital 'face-to-face' appointments where possible. Depending on your condition/problem we can arrange for an initial assessment to be done for patients via Telehealth, then decide upon the next step in your management. Often this involves a followup review in-person. Similarly, for routine uncomplicated followup we are able to arrange for a Telehealth consultation. This drastically improves time spent on travel, fuel costs and time needed off work. If you would like to have a Telehealth consultation please contact us.
REQUIREMENTS FOR TELEHEALTH CONSULTATIONS
Telehealth is a major advance for thousands of rural/remote patients, but it does require a few things to get organised ahead of time:
A Valid Referral: You are required to email (email@example.com) or fax through a valid referral from your GP prior to your scheduled appointment. Dr Dalic will need to triage this and ensure that it is appropriate to conduct your review via Telehealth.
A Completed and Returned New Patient Form
Imaging and other investigations/reports: Dr Dalic will need to see copies of previous tests, where applicable. Please contact the rooms ahead of time to ensure that we have received all the correct imaging.
A Smartphone or Computer: you need a steady internet connection.
Google Chrome: Dr Dalic uses COVIU, which runs best on the Google Chrome browser.
A Quiet Location: Please arrange for your Telehealth appointment to occur in a quiet place, e.g., home office or similar, where there won’t be interruptions. You will need to be able to hear, and be heard without distraction.
A Friend or Family member: It is useful to have someone else present at the appointment to help position the camera and help with some physical tests. This is not essential but is preferred.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENT
At the time of your appointment, click the 'Join Telehealth Consultation' button.
We recommend performing a test-run a few days before your scheduled appointment to ensure that any technical problems can be resolved. Please allow a 1 hour window around the time of your appointment, should Dr Dalic be running late.
Please understand that every effort is made to ensure this doesn't occur but complex issues and technical problems occasionally cause this to happen.
GETTING SET UP
Due to a reduction in Medicare rebates, announced on 1st January 2022, all Telehealth consultations now attract a private fee which is payable on the day of service. You are entitled to a Medicare rebate which relies on you having a valid referral. Please ensure you provide this prior to your appointment. For a full list of fees and rebates, please contact our practice team.
HOW DO I GET MY TEST FORMS OR PRESCRIPTIONS?
Our office will post or email you any necessary paperwork or blood test request forms after your appointment. Prescriptions will be posted to you (or faxed to your pharmacy if an urgent prescription is required). Imaging requests will be faxed directly to the imaging company, with the original either posted to yourself or the company (whichever is preferred).
Click to button below to start your Telehealth consultation.