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In this day in age, accessing quality comprehensive therapy services is no longer a barrier thanks to the widespread of smart devices. Using the latest technology, we can help you access therapy services while eliminating wait times, removing travel cost and increasing your choice in service providers.

Looking for a convenient alternative to face-to-face therapy while eliminating cost and travel?

Telehealth protects our health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are highly experienced in delivering therapy through telehealth.

Talk to your therapist about how you can transition!

Growing Early Minds is committed to ensuring ongoing support to all our families now and beyond COVID-19 outbreak. All allied health services are considered essential services, so we will be transitioning to a telehealth-based model to ensure the continuation of therapy that best meets the needs of your family, where appropriate.

COVID-19 has impacted the way we currently live, but it’s really important to keep to your usual routine as much as possible, and this includes therapy. Cancelling your therapy for even a few appointments may result in regression of your child’s progress and skills. 

Telehealth is recommended by the National Disability Insurance Agency, Allied Health Professional Australia, Occupational Therapy Australia,  Australian Psychological Society, Dietetics Association of Australia, and Speech Pathology Australia.

What is telehealth?

Telehealth is an alternate way of delivering effective evidence-based allied health therapy services. In many ways, it’s just like seeing any other health care provider, but instead of driving to a clinic, or catching public transport, your face-to-face appointment is virtual, through the use of digital technology. Where technology is not accessible, the appointment can also be done over the phone.

With the recent developments relating to the COVID-19 outbreak, telehealth has quickly become the preferred channel to support the continuation of therapy, while ensuring the health and safety of our clients, families and therapists.

Growing Early Minds is committed and highly experienced in delivering telehealth services, in fact, we have been delivering telehealth to vulnerable families living on the Mid North Coast of NSW, through our partnership with Windaan. We see telehealth as the future of service delivery, well beyond the current environment.

The benefits of telehealth

There are a number of important benefits to using telehealth technology. Telehealth services:

  • Is a convenient alternative to face-to-face
  • Eliminate travel times and costs for people
  • Eliminate health and safety risks such as exposure to COVID-19
  • Support continuation of therapy support during difficult times
  • Increase the choice of service providers outside your immediate area
  • Address access issues for people with disability, illnesses, other conditions
  • Occasionally make therapy more relevant with the use of items from home
  • Enhance information exchange between inter-professional team

Who can access telehealth and is it funded?

All families can access our telehealth services, as long as you have access to a phone, or a smart device or computer with internet access. Telehealth is funded through NDIS, Medicare, and most recently Private Health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Families can access all our allied health services via telehealth (where appropriate and suitable):

How does a telehealth work?

Telehealth is conducted the same way a regular face-to-face session would be, just in a virtual setting. All of our sessions are delivered via a secure platform and kept confidential. We’ll assist you with step-by-step instructions. Alternatively, sessions can be done over the phone.

How do I arrange an appointment?

It’s easy! If you are a current client, speak with your therapist about the option of transitioning to telehealth services. This could be a short term during the COVID-19 outbreak, or a longer-term approach. For new clients, let us know on our referral form that you’re interested in telehealth.

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