From April – August 2022, the Department will contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form. This forms part of a routine audit to ensure patient details are up to date. If you receive this SMS, please update your details.
Telehealth Tasmania provides an easy way to access your appointments in the Tasmanian Health Service without having to travel to the clinic or hospital to see your clinician.
With Telehealth you can have your video appointment from your own home, local health centre, or GP surgery, linking by video to your clinician. If you like, you can ask family members, carers or friends to sit in on the appointment with you.
Your clinician will decide if it is okay for you to have a telehealth appointment - if you need to be physically examined or have tests, you may need to attend in person.
- Give you better access to healthcare
- Make it easier for family or friends to attend appointments with you
- Reduce your travel costs
- Reduce time away from home, and
- Reduce the amount of time you need to take off work to attend appointments.
Telehealth Tasmania's role is to provide technical and appointment support. We can check that you have the right hardware to receive your appointment invite and use the video link to join your video appointment.
The Tasmanian Government has boosted telehealth services in response to COVID-19 to support social distancing guidelines while ensuring Tasmanians have on-going access to their clinicians.
The Commonwealth Government through Medicare Benefits Schedule provisioning for COVID-19 have stated that "Videoconference services are the preferred approach for substituting face-to-face consultation."
Contact Telehealth Tasmania:
Please note if this is an emergency ring 000.
If you require an appointment with a GP you will need to contact your surgery directly.
Ph:1300 027 894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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