Expansion of HealthDirect Video Services

HealthDirect video call services have been expanded by the Australian Government until the 30 June 2020 to also include the following scope of services (including GPs):

Mental Health, Aged Care, Maternity Services, Indigenous Health, and Allied Health.

Allied health includes (but is not limited to):

  • Paediatrics and child health;
  • Palliative medicine;
  • Psychiatry;
  • Chiropractors;
  • Diabetes Educators;
  • Exercise physiologists;
  • Mental Health Workers;
  • Midwives;
  • Nurses;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and Health Worker (to 30 Sept)
  • Nurse Practitioners;
  • Clinical Psychologist;
  • Psychologist;
  • Occupational Therapist;
  • Social Worker;
  • Speech Pathologist; and
  • Physiotherapy

EMPHN is supporting the roll out of Healthdirect's 'video call' trial during COVID-19 for general practice until 30 September 2020 and for the scope of providers above until 30 June 2020. Find useful HealthDirect resources under our Telehealth section for COVID-19.