On July 2, 2015, Telstra Health announced it has partnered with Swiss-based telemedicine provider Medgate to introduce ReadyCare, a general practitioner (GP) telemedicine service that will give Australians the option to connect with registered Australian doctors on the phone or via video to receive advice, treatment, diagnosis, and prescriptions any time of the day. The service, which will cost AU$69 plus GST per consultation, will be accessible to patients by calling 1800 ReadyCare (732 392) or using the ReadyCare app. Patients will then be connected to an assistant to determine whether their case is suitable for telemedicine consultation, before patients are booked in for an appointment. A GP will then call the patient back at the appointment time, and patients will be able to speak to the GP and, if necessary, upload images of their condition.

About Telstra Health

Telstra Health is a provider of eHealth solutions with the ambition to create a better health system for patients, providers and health insurers. Telstra Health aims to be the partner of choice and is working with medical experts, the health sector, government, funders as well as the world’s best and most innovative eHealth companies to build a future where eHealth solutions are integrated together to create a brilliantly different health care system. Telstra Health is a business division of Telstra Corporation, Australia’s leading telecommunications company.

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