Travelling to Melbourne to see a specialist is expensive, time-consuming, and takes you away from your mob.

There has to be a better way.

Now there is.

VACCHO, GEGAC and some of Australia best doctors have teamed up to create “Care on Country,” a new system of telehealth appointments that gives our mob priority access to world-class specialists at low cost and much faster than waiting for an in-person appointment.

Telehealth has improved enormously in recent years, and thanks to cutting edge technology telehealth appointments are now just as effective for patients and doctors in many situations.

Care on Country means great care for you, without having to leave your country, friends and family.

With Care on Country telehealth appointments, you can come to GEGAC and have one of our doctors, nurses or Aboriginal Health Care practitioners sit with you while the specialist in Melbourne dials in via high definition video link.

If you prefer, we can sometimes set up Care on Country telehealth appointments in your home.

There are Care on Country appointments available now in the following specialties:

  • First Nations Dermatology
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology (diabetic patients only)
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Adult and older age psychiatry
  • Addiction and pain
  • Geriatrics (65+)

Want to know more about Care on Country telehealth appointments?

Call the GEGAC Medical Clinic on 5150 0760 and ask to speak with Care on Country Coordinator, Sophie Ljujic.

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