Millions of Australians will be able to continue talking to their doctor virtually, with the federal government set to extend financial support for telehealth services until December 31.

It means anyone seeking support from their GP, allied health provider or specialist will be able to do so via the phone or video conference.

This includes mental health and midwife appointments, as well as nurse practitioner check-ups.

Telehealth was set up to virtually connect people in regional areas to medical specialists in the city so they did not have to travel hours for appointments.

Article originally published by ABC News on the 25 April 2021. To read the full article click here.

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