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COVID-19
Information for the community – Updated guidelines from 27 July 2021
Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Video Call Consultations (Telehealth)

WCHN is now trialling the Healthdirect platform to deliver video call consultations for many of its outpatient services.

Video calls (also known as telehealth) enable specialist consultation appointments to occur with patients from their home, workplace or other convenient location using a smartphone, tablet or computer. The Healthdirect platform is a web-based telehealth system, which does not require the installation of any software on the patient's device.

Some of the advantages of video calls are:

  • saving consumers time and money by removing the need to travel to an appointment
  • giving consumers the flexibility to have their appointments in a convenient place
  • reducing risks to consumers who are vulnerable to infectious diseases such as COVID-19, by avoiding face-to-face contact.

Who can see my video consultation?

During your appointment only you and your consulting clinician/s (and an interpreter if you have requested one) will be present during the video consultation. The appointment is not recorded and all content of the consultations protected in line with relevant, security and privacy laws and regulations to which the Women's and Children's Health Network adheres.

Further information