Thanks to telehealth, country outpatients often now have access to specialists via telehealth – using videoconferencing to allow you to have face to face appointments with your doctors without having to visit Perth.
This saves you the time, money and the inconvenience of having to travel long distances for relatively short specialist visits.
The free telehealth service is available for a wide range of clinics including burns, wounds, pain management, speech pathology, gastroenterology, neurology, urology, paediatrics, mental health and many more.
After you’ve made an appointment, you simply visit your closest telehealth-enabled health service and the staff will connect you via videoconference to your specialist at their Perth hospital.
For more information about telehealth, ask your specialist, call one of the following numbers or visit the WA Country Health Service website at http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au/telehealth.
Goldfields 9080 5682
Great Southern 9892 2475
Midwest 9956 2345
Wheatbelt 9690 1632
South West 9781 2024