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What is telehealth?
At Autism SA, telehealth can be considered a service or support that can be accessed over the internet via video conferencing. This means that anyone who has access to a smart phone, tablet, or computer and access to the internet may request to attend our online groups, trainings or therapy services from a location without a physical setting.
Telehealth creates opportunities for you to access services at Autism SA no matter where you are located
What are the benefits of telehealth?
- You can access a service from your home or other preferred location, where you can be surrounded by a familiar environment
- Distance is not a barrier – you can access telehealth services from around Australia
- An alternative for where face to face services are not available
- Your session can be delivered even if there are restrictions such as COVID-19 lockdowns
- Therapists can adapt your session to suit your home, using equipment that is available to you
What other options do I have to access services and supports?
If you do not wish to attend a session via video conferencing, or don’t have access to the right equipment, there are other ways you may be able to access services and supports including:
- Phone calls
- Face to face in the community, home, clinic or school
How can I access my service via telehealth?
To register your interest in receiving your services via telehealth, please contact My Pathways on 1300 288 476 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are already receiving a service at Autism SA that you would like to convert to telehealth, please speak with your contact at Autism SA to learn more about your options.
Autism SA is accredited and registered as a provider through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). This means that you can pay for services at Autism SA with your NDIS funding, or you may pay yourself, through fee for service.