December 13, 2017

American Academy of Pediatrics New Pediatric Telehealth Directory


What is Telehealth?

Telehealth is a tool that can help connect your child to many different types of healthcare services using various types of technology, such as live, interactive audio and video and special diagnostic tools. These services can be used in place of, or in addition to, a traditional face-to-face visit with a pediatrician or pediatric specialist.

Telehealth also provides healthcare services at times and places where children may not usually be able to get those services. For example, pediatric specialists practicing in large cities can use telehealth to see children who live hundreds of miles away in small community emergency departments. Some pediatricians can also examine your child through your home computer or a computer in your child's school or child care setting. 

Pediatric Telehealth Directory

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published a pediatric telehealth directory to list all pediatric specific telehealth programs in the United States. This tool allows patients, families and physicians to access specialty services not currently offered in their area, and is searchable by facility, state and medical/surgical specialty. The resource can be found using the following link AAP Pediatric Telehealth Directory. If you have questions, please contact Trisha Calabrese at tcalabrese@aap.org