Telemedicine is now available at Guam public health locations throughout the island.
Guam – In continuing efforts to keeping patients comfortable by eliminating the need to travel off-island, the Good Samaritan Hospital is now offering telemedicine on Guam.
This is in partnership with Department of Public Health and Social Services through a USDA grant. Present at a press conference this week to announce the success of the pilot project were Public Health Director James Gillan, Governor Eddie Calvo, Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr., and Dr. Juan Carlos Quiros who a physician with Good Samaritan Hospital but is also the Medical Director for the Guam Medical Referral Program Office.
Telemedicine is the use of video conferencing technology to treat patients. The use of telemedicine will help save patients time and money so that they won’t have to travel off-island for specialty care not available on island.
Telemedicine will be available to all public health patients.
You can read the telemedicine fact sheet below: