What is bulk billing?
Bulk billing (bulk billing doctors) means you don’t have to pay for your medical service from a health practitioner when you are bulk-billed for a medical professional/health practitioner visit. Instead of charging you the health professional bills Medicare and accepts the Medicare benefit as full payment for the service.
Consult a Doctor/GP any day by phone or video from anywhere.
(Fully qualified and Australian Medical Board-certified Doctors)
Psychologists, Dietitians, Podiatrists, Physiotherapists are available by phone/video.
Referral to Specialists and allied health of any specialty.
Health practitioners may choose whether or not to use bulk billing. To find a bulk billing doctor near you, you should check if your health practitioner is a bulk billing doctor when you make an appointment. You’ll need to pay for your appointment if your health practitioner doesn’t bulk bill. You may be eligible to claim some of this money back from Medicare/Australian Government if you are enrolled in Medicare and your health practitioner chooses to bulk bill.
We believe that everyone should have access to the best possible health care. Our practice bulk-bills all eligible patients.
All telehealth services of most allied practitioners including Psychologists, Dietitians, Podiatrists and Physiotherapists who are working directly through our platform are currently fully bulk-billed.
But, due to recent regulation, you may not be automatically eligible for bulk billing for all General Practitioners’ telehealth services even if you have a valid Medicare card, unless you are –
- living in an area currently under stage three restrictions;
- or under the age of 12 months from anywhere.
Using National Telemedicine Doctor’s telehealth platform, you can now consult an Australian Medical Board-certified doctor/health practitioner any day by phone or video in the comfort of our own home or office – a consultation with National Telemedicine Doctors is an effective and convenient alternative, when a face-to-face consultation is not possible. During your consultation your National Telemedicine Doctor/health practitioner will advise you if an in-person visit to a health practitioner is required.
OUR SERVICES – IN BRIEF
Telehealth can treat more than you can imagine. Our services include:
offering services through our platform
|General Practitioners (GPs)||Specialist Referrals|
|Clinical Psychologists||Allied Health Referrals |
|General Psychologists||Pathology Referrals|
Click here or on the links above to access detailed information about all the common types of services offered at National Telemedicine Doctors.
Do I need a referral for a Specialist/Allied Health Practitioner?
Any General Practitioner at National Telemedicine Doctors can write a referral for you if you need a referral to a Specialist/Allied Health practitioner. You may need a referral to see a registered specialist or allied health practitioner. If you take services of a Specialist/Allied Health practitioner without a referral, Medicare will not cover any of your costs.
Stay home if you feel unwell, have a fever, cough or experience difficulty breathing to protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections to others. Telehealth can help during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you can’t leave home during the coronavirus outbreak you can still consult a qualified Australian-registered general practitioner, by using the National Telemedicine Doctors online platform.