Paediatric Telehealth


CGHS is committed to providing the best possible care to families as close to home as possible.

 

Paediatric Telehealth is now available at CGHS.

 

Telehealth Conferencing means your child has his/her appointment via video rather than face to face.

The appointment can be held with your child’s paediatrician, GP, other healthcare professional or at your home.

Telehealth Conferencing provides many benefits including:

  • Reduced travel times and costs
  • More convenient access to specialist care
  • Less time away from family, school and work.

If you live more than 15kms from your Doctor’s clinic, there are no costs to you however you may be asked to sign a ‘consent to bill Medicare’ form via email.

To check whether you live in an eligible area please click this link:

http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/publishing.nsf/Content/locator


A Telehealth video-consultation can be suggested or requested by:

  • The patient or family
  • Your paediatrician, GP or other Healthcare Professional

A Telehealth consultation is best suited to follow up or review appointments however you or your doctor may still prefer a face to face appointment.

The equipment required to have aTelehealth appointment:

Depending on whether you have your appointment from home or a clinic, you or your doctor will need:

  • A computer with a web camera
    •     • Built in or plug in
  • A reliable Internet Connection
  • A reliable email address

 

Click on this link to see how Telehealth works from home:

https://vimeo.com/royalchildrenshospital/review/124592622/d5623e8505

CGHS already provides facilities and support for paediatric patients to have Telehealth appointments with specialists at other hospitals such as Monash Children’s Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital. In the near future our paediatricians will be able to provide appointments to your home or GP Clinic.

 

For information regarding Telehealth at CGHS please contact:

Telehealth Project Officer: Leanne Horn

Central Gippsland Health Service
155 Guthridge parade. Sale, 3850

P: 03 51438513       
E: Leanne.Horn@cghs.com.au

 

 

If you have already participated in a CGHS Telehealth appointment

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