Habit Telehealth

 

Connect with our care providers anywhere you are


Make an appointment with a Habit health professional from anywhere. The convenient way to connect for your consultation.

Telehealth, also known as virtual health care, is increasingly used for convenient, effective and professional health consultations. Today’s technology means it is no longer necessary to be in the same physical location as your health professional to get high quality care. You can connect with Habit health care professionals using your phone or computer from your home, office or even while you are on the move.

Video consultations are ideal when you can’t get to a clinic.  They also save you time by avoiding disruption to your day.

 
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SERVICES OFFERING HABIT TELEHEALTH

Habit physiotherapists and occupational therapists offer virtual consultations which meet many clinical needs including diagnosis, providing treatment and advising on follow up care.  

Many of our services can be offered via telehealth over video chat or phone call.

Services

  • Physiotherapy Consultation & Supervised Exercises
  • Occupational Therapy Assessment and Advice
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Nurse Counselling (Support & Advice)
  • Ergonomic Workstation Assessments
  • Personal Fitness Training
  • Education Sessions
    • Stress
    • Fatigue
    • Mindfulness
    • Hygiene/Infection Control

Benefits of Habit Telehealth

For patients:

  • Faster access to an appointment.
  • Less disruption to your day.
  • Avoid the cost and inconvenience of unnecessary travel.
                    

For specialists/consultants:

  • Reduced travel time for consultations.
  • Improved scheduling.
  • Closer collaboration between specialists and primary care.

For DHBs:

  • Improved access to convenient care delivered closer to home.
  • Education opportunities for DHB staff via specialist video training.
 

For aged care workers/nurses:

  • Greater convenience and comfort for patients.
  • Opportunity to increase nurse knowledge through exposure to specialist consultations.

For General Practitioners:

  • Less travel for GPs who serve rural health facilities.
  • Store and forward facility allows for accessible referrals and second opinions.
 

For Allied Health workers:

  • Reduced travel time and budget spent on travel.

 

Further information and pricing is available here.
 

FAQ

What technology do I need?

  • A smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer with a camera inbuilt or attached.
  • Good, reliable internet connection with reasonable speed.


What will happen once my appointment is booked?

  • Habit will send an email with more details on how the consultation will take place.
  • Before your appointment you will receive another email from Habit with a link to where the consultation will take place.
  • We ask that you get online 10 minutes before your appointment and click on a link to join the consultation.
  • If you are using a mobile device for your consultation, you will be prompted to download the app.  Please do this and then click join as a guest.  You will be placed into a waiting room and your clinician will let you in when they are ready to start the consultation.
  • If you are using a computer, make sure your camera and microphone are available and enabled.


What happens if internet is interrupted or my technology fails during the consultation?

If we can call you, we will attempt to continue and complete the consultation via phone.


Can I use Video (or Virtual) Consultation for a first appointment?

For a first appointment we would always prefer to meet with you in person, however in the current climate, we will take initial assessments over video in order to conduct a subjective assessment and relevant testing that can reliably be performed over a video link.  Should we determine you need to have an in-person assessment we will let you know, and we can talk through how we can schedule this appropriately.


If you have further questions, please contact us