Video calling is as convenient as a phone call, with the added value of face-to-face communication.
It’s easy, can save you time and money, and brings your care closer to home.
Our administration team will offer you this option as a preference to help reduce the spread of infection including COVID-19, for your safety and ours. WHRIA remains open for face to face consultations, as an ‘essential service’, including our doctors and allied health practitioners.
YOU MUST NOT ATTEND IF YOU FEEL UNWELL, HAVE A FEVER OR ANY CONTACT WITH SUSPECTED COVID CASES.
Our staff will send you a link to click on to attend your video consultation appointment and test your equipment before your consult.
Am I suitable for a video-consultation?
Where appropriate, you can have your consultation online via a video conferencing. You will be able to see and hear your practitioner and they will be able to see and hear you via a visual and audio link. If you are unable to video call, a phone call may be provided.
The usual consultation fees apply for most people.
You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate – check via this Medicare link
Attending your appointment via a video call is easy
All you need is to be connected to the internet with a device that contains a camera and microphone, such as a smart phone, a laptop or a computer. When you book your appointment, our administration team will send you a link to check your equipment a few days before your appointment.
HOW DO I START MY VIDEO-CALL APPOINTMENT
WHRIA uses CoViu for our video consultations. This service provides health-grade privacy, security and data protection and you enter our online Waiting Area via our website into your own private video room.
Instead of travelling to your appointment, you enter our waiting area online. WHRIA is notified when you arrive and your clinician will join you when ready. There is no need to create an account. No information you enter is stored.
CAN I CONSULT MY WHRIA PHYSIOTHERAPIST, PSYCHOLOGIST OR OSTEOPATH VIA VIDEO CONSULTATION?
Yes. Psychology can provide the same service. Physiotherapy and Osteopathy can provide a full service, minus the hands-on aspect.
Many people have consulted our manual therapy practitioners and have found the appointments very useful, especially during the time of COVID-19 prevention. The consultation can provide many aspects of your care, apart from the physical touch, including:
At present there is no private health rebate for allied health video consultations such as psychology, physiotherapy and osteopathy. Contact your insurer if you would like this to change.
If I live outside major cities, can I use Telehealth to consult WHRIA?
Yes. If you live out of Sydney or have difficulty attending appointments in person, where appropriate, you can have your consultation online via a video conferencing. You will be able to see and hear your practitioner and they will be able to see and hear you via a visual and audio link.
You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for our specialist physicians (doctors) under the Rural and Remote Telehealth program if:
For more information see our Video call consultations with WHRIA practitioners Health Information Sheet to download.