WHAT IS GP2U
GP2U was launched by Dr James Freeman in 2011 and was Australia’s first dedicated online medical practice. GP2U conducts patient consultations over secure video and, where appropriate, can arrange prescriptions, pathology requests and specialist referrals.
As part of recent healthcare changes, Medicare is limiting who can get bulk-billed GP telehealth sessions. If you're an HCF member and Medicare doesn't cover you for bulk-billed GP2U consultations, we will*. If you're not eligible for Medicare we may be able to give you free access to online GP2U consultations until at least 30 September 2020.
To find out more call GP2U on 1300 472 866.
Why use gp2u
1. It’s convenient and private.
Online GP consultations can take place from wherever you have an internet connected smartphone or tablet, and in the comfort of your own environment.
2. You’re too busy for a waiting room
You chose an appointment time when you book a consultation. Appointments run to time, so there is no waiting, and no need to travel to and from the surgery.
3. It’s hard to get out of the house
There are times when it’s just too hard to leave the house. GP2U allows you to book an online appointment, in your own home, at a time that suits you.
4. You’re too far from a doctor
Online consultations offer rural communities with internet access a much easier way to consult with a GP.
5. You need a repeat prescription
If you know what you need, GP2U can save you time by arranging your prescription to be sent electronically to your nearest pharmacist without having to wait. GP2U are now offering 5 minute appointments for repeat prescriptions.
6. You don’t want to share germs with others in a waiting room
A bad flu can spread quickly. By using GP2U, you’re reducing your risk of passing on your illness to someone else and likewise not catching something yourself.
7. When it’s probably just nothing
Talking to a doctor about a minor health issue that’s bugging you can put your mind at ease so you can get on with life.
8. You just need to see a doctor
GP2U doctors can issue prescriptions, referrals to specialists and provide medical certificates just like visiting a GP in a surgery.
*We'll only pay for GP2U consultations for HCF members who are not eligible for GP2U's bulk-billed telehealth consultations through Medicare. You may also be able to access bulk-billed online GP services with your current GP.