FTPL patrons can now borrow an NJHealthConnect @ Your Library iPad with their library card! This device is loaded with apps and resources for telehealth appointments, general health information, mental health information, crisis hotlines, as well as virtual meeting apps for job interviews; a full list of available apps can be found by clicking here.
What is telehealth? While not free, telehealth/telemedicine is a more affordable, portable, and convenient lifeline for people with or without medical insurance to connect with a doctor. Telehealth is a skyrocketing trend that grew out of the pandemic and is here to stay with its proven patient satisfaction. It allows people, especially those most vulnerable, to obtain an early-stage diagnosis, prevent illness, seek early treatment intervention, and obtain and renew medications so that health equity is within the grasp of everyone.
To reserve an iPad, call the reference desk at 732-873-8700 opt. 3 or go to our website by clicking here. The New Jersey State Library, an affiliate of Thomas Edison State University, is administering this program. The project is supported by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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