A telemedicine service is available for rural and remote doctors and medical students for an initial consultation appointment.
The initiative has arisen as a way to address a specific need of rural doctors for improved access to skilled and independent GP care. Doctors' Health NT acknowledges that working as a medical practitioner in remote rural communities can make it difficult to access timely health care and resources for treatment. It can be even more difficult when the rural doctor is unwell.
Making a telemedicine appointment
If you are a medical practitioner or medical student working in rural or remote Northern Territory you can access this service for your initial consultation. You may email, phone the Doctors' Health SA (DHSA) clinic (who is managing the service currently) or request an appointment via one of the contact details below.
Email: email@example.com or telephone the DHSA Clinic
8232 1250 (IH) or 8366 0250 (AH).
What is offered
An initial assessment service linking with the doctor working in the Northern Territory to one of a team of experienced GPs via a telemedicine platform to discuss their health concerns and future risks discuss arrangements for face-to –face follow up.
It is not intended to be an ongoing substitute for a face-to-face consultation. For further information please contact Doctors' Health SA/NT Medical Director, Dr Roger Sexton on 0408 089 423.