To support the secure delivery of video-based consultations, the Australian Government Department of Health has worked with PHNs to provide free licences to healthdirect Video Call for every GP in Australia until 30 September 2020.
The Department has funded licences for GPs to align with current timelines of the Targeted Action Stage of the Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for COVID-19. The program supports usage of the GP MBS Telehealth items for COVID-19. Practices can sign up for a free licence here.
At the conclusion of the program, eligible practices will be able to transition to the healthdirect Video Call Service Pilot Program available until 30 June 2021. The Department is currently reviewing the Program to ensure it is focused on supporting key areas of primary care and healthdirect will provide an update when further information is available. There
is also a ‘COVID-19 Telehealth‘ HealthPathway for WA.