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Telehealth

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Living well together with Telehealth

We know that when you live outside of the big cities and towns, looking after your health can be a challenge. Long distances to travel to get care, longer waiting times to see health specialists plus leaving your family and friends – sometimes overnight – all add to the pressure when you’re not well.

Telehealth helps to remove the stress of living well. It uses technology we use in our everyday lives to help us look after our health more easily.

Telehealth doesn’t replace face-to-face consultations – it works to support them and at the same time means less travel and less stress on your family and carers. It’s a real breakthrough for rural and remote healthcare.

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Ways you can have a Telehealth appointment

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At your local hospital
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At your GP or health clinic
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At home

How does it work?

 

Telehealth appointments can be held at home, at a GP Doctor's Clinic, Health Clinic or Aboriginal Medical Service. Consultations are bulk-billed to Medicare.

Telehealth does not replace face-to-face appointments, but supports them, so it is most suited for follow-up or review appointments.

You will receive a letter and/or an email confirming the appointment time. If your consultation is at your local GP Doctors Clinic, Health Clinic or Aboriginal Medical Centre, they should also be contacted.

Always do a test call as soon as you receive your appointment letter to make sure your equipment is working. You can use the test call button below.

On the appointment day, start your consultation 5 -10 minutes before the appointment time via the Join Call button to the left.


Learn more about Telehealth

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Find out more about how our Telehealth service works in this quick 90 second video.


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Telehealth 'How-To'

For clients of our service

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How to have a Telehealth appointment at a clinic


 

How to have a Telehealth appointment at home

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How to have a Telehealth appointment at home or a clinic.

For Western NSW Local Health District staff and partners

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Western NSW Local Health District partners - preparing for a Telehealth appointment at your clinic


 

Western NSW Local Health District staff - Telehealth Troubleshooting

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Telehealth for Western NSW Local Health District ​partners


Not familiar with technology?

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No problem! When you visit your local Doctor’s Clinic or Health Clinic for a Telehealth appointment the equipment will be setup, tested and help will be available to start your Telehealth consultation.

Want to know more?

See your GP/health worker or call

(02) 6809 6829



Interested in trying out Telehealth?

Speak to your local GP or Health Worker and find out how it can save you time, money, stress and most importantly, get access to all levels of care where you live! ​