An iPad is available to Demarest patrons to borrow and bring home or use at the library for telehealth meetings.
NJHealthConnect@Your Library is a program to addresses health inequities in the community by providing iPads that are preloaded with apps and links to telemedicine sites for doctor appointments, multilingual health information, low literacy health resources, places for mental health support for adults and teens, the latest COVID updates, and crisis hotlines in New Jersey.
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.
You’ll receive an iPad preloaded with health information and apps, instructions for use, a charger, and a cover/stand.
How can I borrow the iPad?
The iPad can be borrowed for three days with your library card.
You can also borrow the iPad to use in the library with the library’s internet connection. We will provide you with a private space to use the iPad to access medical resources or to have a telehealth meeting with a medical professional.
You can reserve the iPad to borrow and take home or use in the library by emailing the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 201-768-8714.
Who should borrow this?
Anyone who needs private access to virtual medical care or information.
What is telehmedicine/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.
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