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Virtual Consultation Clinic at QRI's Speech Therapy Department

  • Last Updated 11 Jan, 2021
  • Service Type : Information Service
  • Service Provider : Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Service Classification : G2C
  • Topic : Health
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Description

The Speech Therapy Department at Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Qatar Rehabilitation Institute (QRI) provides its outpatient department patients a virtual consultation clinic via the VSee telemedicine solution to provide medical consultations via video conferencing.

The virtual services are provided to those who suffer from any of the following:

  • Language and Communications delays.
  • Speech disorders.
  • Stuttering disorders.
  • Voice disorders.
  • Swallowing disorders.

Service Procedures

  • The patient is referred to the speech therapy clinic and are contacted by a therapist who explains how virtual services are provided.
  • If the patient and their family or caregiver is comfortable with participating in a video consultation, an appointment is confirmed by the reception team.
  • A link with the appointment details is texted to the patient which allows them to join the therapist in the virtual clinic.
  • The patient sends the test to the therapist’s email, who begins the assessment procedure while keeping patients’ information confidential.

Service Timings

For speech and language virtual clinics at QRI:

  • Morning Shift: From 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.
  • Evening Shift: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Additional Information

  • Patients who are not comfortable with video consultations, therapists will provide them with tips, guidance, and a treatment plan, according to their individual needs, via a telephone call.
  • This service aims to prevent Corona Virus (COVID-19), following the cancellation of all routine outpatient appointments as part of the precautionary measures taken by the health sector.
  • For more information, you can visit the Qatar Rehabilitation Institute under HMC.
  • You can also check the service information page for further details.

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