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Rural Telehealth Support Grant

The Rural Telehealth Support Grant is offered to eligible rural primary health care practices as part of RDWA’s support for rural practices as they continue to adapt to the changed health service delivery environment due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Telehealth Support Grant recognises that primary health care practices have by necessity, incorporated telehealth to supplement face-to-face consultations to ensure the local community can continue to access local health care.

The Rural Telehealth Support Grant provides an opportunity for private general practices and private allied health, nursing or midwifery practices and rural Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to offset costs incurred in the 2020-21 financial year associated with equipping their practice to deliver telehealth services.

Eligible practices that have bought eligible items between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021 and intend to retain the telehealth services for their local patient catchment until 30 June 2022, are eligible to apply for a grant.

Eligible items may include infrastructure items that increase capacity of the practice to deliver telehealth services, for example:

  • Purchase and development of clinic infrastructure or systems (excluding minor peripherals) to support the establishment or improvement telehealth consultations; or
  • Purchase of hardware items such as webcams, iPads or laptops (excluding minor peripherals) to support delivery of telehealth services.

For full details of the grant terms and conditions, please refer to the Grant Guidelines.

Applications closed 5 July 2021.

Contact

Ms Paula Wood
Manager, PHC Workforce Services
PH 08 8234 8277 
E practices@ruraldoc.com.au