Challenges of Accessing Health Services in Rural and Remote Australia
Approximately 28% of Australians live in rural or remote areas and accessing health services can be extremely challenging for those living in these locations. Living hundreds of kilometres (or more) from the nearest town can make getting to and from appointments almost impossible as often it requires a day trip, sometimes even overnight depending on the location. As a result, there is too large a percentage of our population that simply cannot or do not seek the support they so desperately need.
This graph shows deaths by suicide by remoteness areas.
Equal Access to Quality Health Care for All Australians at HealthSpace Collective
At HealthSpace Collective, we believe that ALL Australians should have access to quality health care, and this should not be limited by their location.
Our services are provided to our clients by way of video or telephone (also known as Telehealth), depending on your preferred method. Because we deliver our therapy in this manner, it means we can support clients from anywhere in Australia, irrespective of where they live. All that is required is reliable internet or phone service for the session. For more information about video or phone (Telehealth) sessions visit our FAQ’s page.