COVID-19 resources for primary health care

Brisbane South PHN is supporting our general practices to prepare for and help limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our region. We are working with government, peak bodies and the Metro South Hospital and Health Service to deliver timely and accurate information, and are committed to working with you to ensure our primary health care workers are informed, supported and equipped to deliver safe, high-quality health care to our communities in regard to COVID-19.

This page aims to consolidate COVID-19-related advisories, public health alerts and resources for general practices in the Brisbane south region. For the most up-to-date information, visit our Latest News page. 

Telehealth

Access to Healthdirect Video Call services now available
In response to COVID-19, many services are using telehealth to deliver care. Brisbane South PHN is pleased to provide health providers* with complimentary access to Healthdirect Video Call service until June 2020.

Apply for Healthdirect Video Call via the COVID-19 Healthdirect Video Call Registration Form.
*Eligibility criteria: all health providers that bulk bill MBS telehealth items can access Healthdirect Video Call

About HealthDirect Video Call
Healthdirect Video Call is a secure platform that allows healthcare providers to offer their services via a video consultation. Video Call provides a single consistent entry point on the service’s webpage for all patients (link to waiting room can also be emailed), where they enter an online waiting area for their appointment. 

Benefits of using Healthdirect Video Call include:

  • purpose-built for health settings, with workflow that is familiar to consumers and healthcare providers
  • easy access for patients using their own device (no account creation needed)
  • secure, using high-quality encrypted video technology.

For further information:

We recommend familiarising yourself with the new MBS telehealth items which can be utilised for telehealth consultations.

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