You may have been given a link of this website if you are an examinee for the purpose of Independent Medical Examination and will be seeing Dr Pokharel today or withing next few days through Video Conferencing.
It is important that you read information on this page as well as the consent page regarding independent medical examination and telehealth. It is also necessary for you to provide a consent prior to the appointment date/time for Dr Pokharel to carry out the independent medical examination through telehealth. You may contact your case manager or agent should you need to clarify nature of the examination.
It is important that you are able to engage in psychiatric evaluation for around one hour. Please contact your case manager or agent should you have any concerns about your capacity to engage in such a process and your suitability for independent medical examination by video conferencing.
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To use telehealth you need to have access to a reasonably fast internet connection (broadband, mobile 4G or NBN) and be comfortable using simple online video applications.
Please visit this website on the day of consultation, preferably 5 to 10 minutes before your appointment. You click to Start a Booked Telehealth Consultation which is placed at the top of this page. We have noticed the telehealth platform we use best works on Google Chrome. You will have to follow the instructions or prompts to get access to my virtual waiting room. You will not have do download any software.
The system is highly secure, and no registration is needed. The video consultation system works on PC's, MAC's, iphone/ipad and Android. You will need a webcam (PC or MAC) and we recommend a headset with a microphone.
For the consultation you need to be in a quiet and private place and be prepared to engage in a video consultation for up to 90 minutes. You need to be comfortable and relaxed and we recommend you have a glass of water and some tissues available.
You don't need to be particularly technically proficient to use telehealth.