Making an appointment
When a specialist refers a child to the Telehealth Programme, the Telehealth Programme Manager will contact the specialist and the patient as to the details of the appointment, the time of the consultation and the directions to the Telehealth facility.
For a Telehealth referral form, click here:
What is an appointment like?
- The Telehealth Programme Manager will greet your family and will be available during the clinic visit.
- The appointment is just like a regular check-up, except the doctor and health care team from The Sick Kids Hospital will be on a television screen. The doctors may need your child to undress; however undressing will be done away from the cameras, unless this process is of clinical significance.
- An appointment may take up to half an hour.
- The Telehealth Programme Manager will help the doctor with the check-up during the appointment. Please talk to the Telehealth Programme Manager if you have any questions.
- Patients must arrive 20 minutes before their appointment to register their child. This will allow him/her time to become familiar with the Telehealth Programme manager, room and equipment.
- Staff will try to see you at your appointment time, but sometimes there will be delays.
- You will be asked to sign a consent form for the Telehealth Consultation before the visit begins.
- The Telehealth Programme Manager will work with your doctor to arrange any follow-up care your child may need.
The Children’s Hospital, EWMSC is a health care, teaching and research institution
dedicated to children in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
and a referral centre for children in the Caribbean