TeleHealth Video Consults are now available as an alternative to clinic-based appointments. Details are available via the TeleHealth page on my website.
Having seen thousands of children with behavioural issues, in my opinion the majority of issues are best treated with the implementation of strategies that parent/s will put into place at home. Therefore, much of what is discussed in a clinic-based appointment is directly with the parent and typically does not rely on the child’s input. This means that TeleHealth Video Consults are a very effective means of providing the same treatment, without needing to attend a clinic. (For more information regarding my approach to treating behavioural issues, please see my article “The Most Common Cause of Behavioural Issues”.)
This service is now available to all families, and is obviously particularly helpful for rural and otherwise isolated families who find it very difficult to access services. Covid Telehealth Items are available until at least the end of 2021, at which time the Government will review whether or not to extend the service. If you live in a rural area (please see the TeleHealth page for criteria) and if you have a Mental Health Care Plan, you can access full Medicare Rebates for these services permanently.
Please note that TeleHealth Consults are available to ANY Private Patient and anyone with an NDIS plan.