COVID-19 MBS items and telehealth

COVID-19 MBS items and telehealth

Telehealth is an additional aid to improving patient outcomes and during lockdowns, continuing patient care without requiring face-to-face visits.

Telehealth benefits both health care providers and patients, with improved continuity and quality of care and reduced waiting times, supporting faster diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

For health care professionals, telehealth can reduce expenses, increase patient reach due to fewer location and travel barriers, and provide flexibility with work scheduled to suit lifestyle factors.


Electronic prescribing provides an option for prescribers and their patients to use an electronic Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription. Click here to learn more about ‘why’ and ‘how’ to use electronic prescriptions and access professional development.

Last updated 26/7/2021