Telehealth equipment and access

What equipment is needed?

Either you or your local health professional will need the following:

  • A computer (Windows or Mac), or tablet or smart phone
  • A webcam (built in or USB)
  • A microphone (usually built in to most laptop computers or webcams) and speakers
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A reliable phone
  • A private well-lit area where you will not be disturbed during the consultation

You can test your setup using the information on the Barwon South West Telehealth website

How do I access Telehealth?

Barwon Health is a member of Barwon South West Telehealth, which is a collaboration of health services providing convenient healthcare to the communities of the Barwon South West region of Victoria. You can access your Telehealth appointment via the Barwon South West Telehealth website

  • Ask your Barwon Health doctor, nurse or healthcare team during your appointment if you are interested in Telehealth video consultation
  • If it is appropriate we will book a Telehealth video consultation for you
  • Consider asking if your local GP could or should be involved. If so we will arrange a time that suits them as well.

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.