The RANZCP supports the use of telepsychiatry, especially in rural and remote areas, as the care delivered is equal to that of face-to-face care. There are many services that provide the technology that can be used for telehealth such as Coviu, doxy.me, and Zoom.
Medicare partially subsidises telepsychiatry through Item 288. At present anyone can access telepsychiatry due to changes in the law brought about due to COVID. These are due to cease in March 2021. Item 288 criteria includes: