At South East Dermatology Stafford we provide video consultations via the internet for patients in rural and regional areas.
We think it is important that rural and regional patients are not disadvantaged and we have discounted access to telehealth.
These consultations may be directly with the patient at home or at the patients General practitioner (with the GP or Nurse present).
In the COVID19 panademic we are also able to offer local patients telehealth. Unfortunately the Government has made it compulsory to bulk bill telehealth for the majority of local patients that we would see. This is not sustainable for specialist practices. Instead we will be charging the same fee for face to face and telehealth consultations.
Skype is the software we use at Stafford for telehealth. This software is free to download onto your computer, tablet or phone and once set up the process is similar to making a phone call.
Telehealth consultations are not recorded.
At Stafford our reception staff can help to arrange the set up of skype and support you through the consultation process.
We will often ask you or your GP to send us photos prior to the consultation. This will allow the Dermatologist to examine the area much as they would in a face to face consultation.