What is it?
Psychiatry Telehealth service connects rural Victorian patients with mental health conditions or illnesses with a Psychiatrist, via an online appointment. An appointment facilitator located at a rural health service will support patients to book and join appointments. The appointment facilitator will leave the room when the appointment starts, unless the patient indicates otherwise.
There are some specific requirements that patients must meet to access a Flying Doctor Telehealth psychiatry appointment. Please see the referral pathway for further information regarding suitable patients.
Who does it?
Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria is partnered with Psychiatrists Dr James Le Bas, Dr Ramakrishna Bhavanishankar and Dr Santhusha Wijekoon. This service aims to provide person centred care and to support GPs to manage the mental health needs of their patients.
Telehealth Referral Pathway
This referral pathway outlines the suitability of patients for Flying Doctor Telehealth
and provides further instructions as to what information to include in a referral to Flying Doctor Telehealth.