Cancer Genetics Consults during COVID-19

We are continuing to support patients and families with cancer in these uncertain times. We have always been able to work remotely and have provided Telehealth consults since 2013.

  • Telehealth for rural and regional patients is unchanged and conducted to their referrers rooms or their own home.
  • For Metropolitan patients, patients can still be seen in our rooms, unless they are self-isolating.
  • For Metropolitan patients who prefer, Telehealth to home can easily be organised at our usual fees, but without a Medicare rebate. (Note: unfortunately, the new COVID-19 numbers do not apply to the item numbers 132 and 133 for complex consults that we use.)
  • Many public familial cancer clinics are operating using the new COVID-19 MBS item numbers and patients who live in major city and need to be bulk billed should contact their nearest service. See our links page.

For more detailed information regarding Telehealth appointments during the COVID-19 crisis see here…
For updated information on who should be referred see this FAQ

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