Kaupapa Maori Health Care Services
in Te Puna, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
07 552 4573

Telehealth - The Video Doctor service

If you live in a rural area within the Bay of Plenty catchment area, for example on Matakana Island, in Opotiki and surrounding areas, or Te Kaha and the East Cape you may be able to gain access to a doctor, or hospital level medical advice through telehealth. Telehealth is where a patient videochats with a doctor in another location. You can see an example of a consultation using telehealth below. This is a patient view of the video doctor service at Te Awanui Haurora, Matakana Island. This service has been running since 2013.

We have established a video doctor at Pirirakau to give our rural based whanau another option for consultations with medical specialists without having to travel far from home.