If your hospital specialist, district nurse or other DHB healthcare professional is signed up, and it’s appropriate for your condition, you can have online appointments over voice, video or text chat using the HealthTap app.
You can be anywhere – at home, at the office, on the farm – as long as you have a broadband internet connection or 3G or 4G access.
You and your specialist will decide whether an online consultation is suitable for you. For example, an online consultation is a great option for follow-up appointments or monitoring when a physical examination is not needed.
You need to be covered by Waikato DHB services – either living in the Waikato DHB district and eligible for public health services, or receiving Waikato DHB tertiary services from another DHB.
Your hospital doctor must also be signed up on HealthTap so you can add them to your care team. Many of our healthcare professionals are already signed up, if yours isn’t then ask them to sign up to SmartHealth to give you the opportunity for online appointments in future.