The way Castlemaine Health deliver some of their services has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telehealth has been used successfully to connect people living in remote communities with doctors and specialists for many years.
To help protect the healthcare workforce and vulnerable members of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has expanded Telehealth services, making them available to all Australians with a Medicare card.
With Telehealth people can see Castlemaine Health allied health clinicians including our physiotherapists, speech pathologists, dietitians and occupational therapists, using their smart phone or computer. Maintaining social distancing while continuing to provide much needed care and advice to patients. See our ‘Health’ feature in this week’s Mail for the full story.