Country, Interstate & Overseas
What is a ‘Skype™/Distant Patient’?
A ‘Skype™/Distant Patient’ is a person who is unable to personally attend a consultation with one of ourpractitioners at our Perth Natural Medical Clinic.
They may be unable for some reason to travel even short distances; their work schedules may prevent them from being able to visit during our normal clinic hours; they may reside in country towns or remote locations of Australia such as farming properties, cattle stations or minesites; or like a number of our patients, they may reside interstate or overseas (we have paients from all parts of the world).
How does a ‘Skype™/Distant Patient Consultation’ work?
The Skype™/Distant Patient Consultation (SDPC) process is relatively straightforward. Firstly, you would need to contact our clinic by phone, fax or email outlining your particular health concerns. Our front desk staff will then recommend a suitable health professional to you and, if you wish, make arrangements for a mutually satisfactory time for your initial SDPC..
The initial SDPC would normally last up to 30 minutes and subsequent SDPC’s would normally last up to 20 minutes. Phone contact with you will be effected by a reverse charge (collect) phone call to you.
At the conclusion of the consultation, the practitioner may recommend dietary changes and possibly naturopathic, nutritional, herbal, homoeopathic or other natural remedies from our clinic Dispensary. These are high-potency products which can only be prescribed by practitioners registered by the Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration, and are not available as ordinary low-potency ‘over-the-counter’ pharmacy or health store medications. Any dietary recommendations will then be emailed /faxed/posted out to you depending on your preference.
That’s it! Your practitioner may also recommend a further SDPC at a future date in order to monitor your progress and make any adjustments to your treatment which might be necessary. Our aim is always to help you maintain your wellness once your health has improved.
How much does a SDPC cost?
The cost of your first SDPC is $85-00 including your personal dietary recommendations. Subsequent SDPC’s cost $75-00; these consultations are GST-free. When our front desk staff contact you to arrange a suitable time for your first SDPC, you will be asked for your credit card details; you should have these details ready for us at that time.
What about health rebates?
Natural Therapy consultations are now covered by most Health Funds.