Telehealth Kiosks at Delaware Libraries

Telehealth kiosks are available within Delaware libraries.

Telehealth kiosks are an emergent way to improve accessibility in modern health care. They allow patients to get health care services remotely, saving both time and money.

However, not everyone has suitable devices for telehealth services. That’s why we’re excited to share with you that Delaware Libraries are rolling out telehealth kiosks across the state. 

In 2021, Delaware received federal funding of $275,000 to provide social services to rural and underserved communities. This led to pilot telehealth kiosks being installed at libraries in Seaford, Milford, and Laurel, with a focus on health, employment assistance, and legal services. More kiosks have been slated for Wilmington, Newark, Elsmere, Milford, Woodlawn, Bear, Dover, Lewes, Laurel, and Georgetown. 

Each public library kiosk is meant to increase access to health and social care by loaning devices that give Delawareans high-speed Internet connections and privacy for telehealth visits. This new statewide library infrastructure has given meaningful assistance to those who are unfortunately underserved in the community, such as immigrants, the elderly, those who are experiencing homelessness, and veterans. 

These telehealth kiosks aren’t only meant to facilitate remote conversations with a physician. By operating one of these kiosk-loaned iPads, Delawareans can make legal appointments, attend job interviews, and more. Library patrons who experience tech issues with these devices can also receive help from trained kiosk operators who are more than happy to help out and find a solution to any problem.   

This isn’t the first time Delaware Libraries have implemented programs to improve community safety. Back at the height of COVID-19, New Castle’s Route 9 Library used 3D printers and laser cutters to create protective gear. 

Reach out to your local library to see whether it currently offers telehealth kiosk services! 

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