Benefits and disadvantages of Telehealth

What are the benefits of Telehealth?

  • Less or no travel time
  • Less disruption to your usual routine
  • Your local healthcare professional (eg GP, practice nurse, or other) may be involved
  • Increased independence
  • Greater flexibility for appointments

What are the disadvantages of Telehealth?

  • The Barwon Health clinician is unable to physically examine you
  • The video may fail, although this is rare and the consultation can usually be completed by phone
  • Video consultation may not always be clinically appropriate. Your Barwon Health clinician always has the final call. 

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.