Distance Consultations

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Patients who would like to see us often live too far away for an ‘in person’ consultation. Because of this, we offer distance consultations, which can be conducted either by skype or telephone.

Our distance facility is based on the position paper of the Australian Medical Association which states that distance consultations are an acceptable means of consultation

  • provided that neither quality of the service nor the safety of the patient is compromised.
  • where the services are not available in the locality of the patient

For best results though, where possible, we recommend a face-to-face consultation for the first visit. This allows us to assess the health problem more easily, through physical examination and related tests that are otherwise not possible.

 

Distance patients may be asked to undertake one or more of these tests to confirm our assessment and treatment plan:

  • Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (hair sample for toxic elements and nutrition)
  • Complete Digestive Stool Analysis (home stool test kit to look for inflammatory or sensitivity changes in the gut)
  • Food Sensitivity Panel (blood test to look for food sensitivity reactions)
  • Cytotoxic Chemicals test (blood test to look for presence of synthetic chemicals)

If you would like to have a distance consult, please complete the steps outlined below.

1. Download and fill out the Adult History Record questionnaire and complete.

2. Send the following by mail or email:

  • The completed questionnaire
  • Copies of any relevant test results or medical reports
  • A recent photo of the patient
  • Signed patient or practitioner agreement
  • Your payment

3. We will acknowledge receipt of the questionnaire, payment and arrange a time for an interview.

4. You have your interview via our preferred medium (Skype), telephone, or other. We recommend the use of Skype since it allows for international calls at minimal or no cost. Following your interview, it may be necessary to order some laboratory tests and finalise some information via telephone or email.

5. Your prescribed homeopathic medicine is mailed to you.

6. We then arrange a follow up with you, usually four to six weeks after commencing your medicine. Further follow ups if needed, are usually at monthly intervals.

7. Please note that health fund rebates are generally not available for distance consultations.

FEES:

Within Australia:

First Consultation: $240 - includes one homeopathic medicine and one follow-up consultation.

Subsequent follow-up consultations: $90 per ½ hour.

Additional Medicines: at cost (average cost is $20 per medicine) .

Pay fees online [karunahealthcare website payments page]

International:

First consultation: AUD$315 - includes one homeopathic medicine and one follow-up consultation.

Subsequent follow-up consultations: AUD$120 per ½ hour.

Additional medicines: at cost

Pay fees online [karunahealthcare website payments page]

Questionaires

Adult History Record

Distance Consultation Agreement

MAILING DETAILS

Karuna Health Care
21 Hambridge Road

YerrrinboolNSW 2575


Australia
Phone +61-2-4883 9639
Skype phone +61-2-8005 1178
Fax: please advise if you wish to fax us

Email: karuna@bigpond.net.au