Medicare has temporarily introduced item numbers for phone consultations in response to the Covid-19 virus pandemic.
Private billing for telephone consultations will resume on 01 October 2020. Telephone consultations will only be bulk billed for pensioners/Healthcare card holders, for children 15 and under, and in some cases for very brief consultations.
For all other patients telephone consultations will attract a fee of $65 with a Medicare rebate of $38.75 for a standard consultation.
Telehealth is not available to new patients.