What you need to know about your telehealth appointment.

Telehealth is available with Victorian Heart Hospital specialists including cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and nurse consultants to patients and families, particularly those who live in rural and regional Victoria and interstate who wish to consult with a cardiac specialist by video.

We recommend that your first appointment with your cardiac specialist takes place in person on site at the Victorian Heart Hospital.

Telehealth resources

Telehealth brochure

PDF document

Before your appointment

The appointment can be held at home or in your workplace, or whilst in a consultation with your GP. The Victorian Heart Hospital booking team will send you or your specialist, GP or other local healthcare professional an email confirming the appointment time including a link to click on at the commencement of the appointment.

Medicare eligibility

View the interactive map below and type in your postcode or full address to determine eligibility (Regional Area RA2–RA5 are Medicare-eligible telehealth consultation areas).

Interactive map (DoctorConnect) – Health Workforce Locator

Department of Health and Aged Care | Australian Government

Follow up

Any further follow-up appointments could be by telehealth video consultation, in person at the Victorian Heart Hospital or with your local doctor.

Investigations or tests may be arranged with your local services, or you may need to come to the Victorian Heart Hospital. Prescriptions can be posted to you if required.