As an allied health professional, you know there is more to it than long hours and an inconvenient work schedule tailored to suit somebody else. With Therago, you’re given the opportunity to be in full control of your earnings and the hours you work. This gives you the flexibility to meet your own needs and achieve financial freedom in an environment chosen by you.
Here’s how you can sign up and get started on your Therago journey.
There are a few things you need to sort out before seeing your first patient.
Firstly, you need to decide on your business structure - the simplest of which is to be a sole trader. This is low cost, uses your personal TFN, and means you’re in complete control of your decisions and finances. You also have the option of registering as a company or a partnership and we recommend you do your own research before making a decision.
Secondly, You will need an ABN to register your business with the government. This enables you to register and claim GST.
Next, if you aren’t already you need to register with AHPRA to use Therago as a provider. AHPRA ensures all HCPs have completed the required education, stay up to date with all necessary training and comply with the Australian standard, AHPRA also protects you by ensuring all healthcare providers have professional indemnity insurance and are here to offer advice if needed.
Therago is serious about flexibility. So, there’s a few things you need to decide:
What hours you want to work - This could be weekends, night time or afternoon. It’s entirely up to you.
The services you’d like to offer - you can choose if you’d like to work in a clinic, offer in-home visits or Telehealth!.
How much you’d like to charge - keeping in mind you keep 100% of the consultation fees.
What you require for your appointments will depend on the type of service you offer.
If you’re offering telehealth appointments, ensure you have a wireless headset and a good quality webcam. Although the webcam built into your laptop may suffice, it’s worth purchasing an external webcam that has advanced settings. A wireless headset improves patient experience as you’re able to move away from the screen without losing sound and it helps to reduce feedback and echo.
When providing any consultations outside of the standard clinic It’s essential that you have a secure and accessible software program to manage patient notes and protect their privacy. Examples of these programs can be found here.
Depending on the type of allied health professional you are, you may require certain pieces of equipment to perform an in-home patient consultation. For a physiotherapist, this may include a portable bed and resistance bands.
Now you’ve handled the business side of things, it's time to register your account. Once you’ve registered you will receive an email walking you through the sign-up process, with all the information you’ll need to provide.
You’re almost there! Ensuring you have your photo ID and AHPRA registration close by, enter all of your details and sit tight while we verify your registration details.
Once you’ve ticked all of the above and your profile has been verified. The Therago team will create a FREE boosted social media post to help you attract new patients!
This will include your headshot and bio and will link to your provider page on the Therago website encouraging patients to book an appointment.
So you’ve successfully joined Therago. Now what?
We recommend you regularly monitor the app for any new bookings that come your way, you can update your hours and appointments preferences whenever you want and simply enjoy the freedom and flexibility of Therago.