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Telehealth For People With Disabilities

August 2023

Private Medical Telehealth: A New Way to Improve Access to Healthcare for People with Disabilities

Telehealth is the use of telecommunications technology to deliver healthcare services at a distance.  Private Medical uses video conferencing technology to connect patients with qualified GPs. Private Medical’s online GP telehealth consultations have many benefits for people with disabilities, or who are managing chronic conditions, including:

• Increased access to care.
Telehealth can help people with disabilities who have difficulty accessing traditional healthcare services. For example, people with mobility impairments may not be able to travel to a doctor's office, and people with hearing or vision impairments may have difficulty communicating with a healthcare provider in person. Telehealth can make it easier for these individuals to get the care they need.

• Reduced costs.
Telehealth can save money on healthcare costs. For example, people who must travel long distances to see a doctor may save on transportation costs. Additionally, some telehealth chronic illness management plans are covered by Medicare or insurance, which can save people money on out-of-pocket expenses.

• Improved quality of life.
Telehealth can help people with disabilities improve their quality of life. For example, people who have difficulty leaving their homes may be able to see a doctor from the comfort of their own living room. This can help them to stay healthy and independent.

Private Medical's services can greatly assist people with disabilities who need to speak with a GP.We can help people with disabilities find the right healthcare services and make sure that they are able to use telehealth effectively.

Here are some tips for using our service if you have a disability:

• Do your research.
Before you use a telehealth provider, be sure to do your research and choose one that is equipped to meet your needs. For example, if you need to be examined in person, we may not be able to assist you.

• Be prepared.
Before your telehealth appointment, be sure to gather all the information that you will need, such as your medical history and current medications. You should also have a quiet place to conduct your appointment where you will not be interrupted.

• Communicate effectively.
If you have a hearing or vision impairment, be sure to let your healthcare provider know so that they can accommodate your needs.

Telehealth is a valuable tool that can help people with disabilities improve their access to healthcare. If you have a disability, be sure to explore the options that telehealth has to offer. You may be surprised at how easy it is to get the care you need from the comfort of your own home  .

If you would like to make a Telehealth appointment,or want to find out more about what Private Medical has to offer, phone our friendly team on 135 001 or go to our website,

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