Texting option added
Kiosks around the South Waikato are providing easier access to health and social services.
There are three Webhealth kiosks in the district – at the Putaruru and Tokoroa libraries and at Forest View High School.
An upgrade to the kiosks now provides a text feature, so that uses can send service provider details straight from a Webhealth kiosk to their cell phone.
The new text feature was created to respond to cell phones increasingly being used to transfer information not just to make calls.
Taya Cross from Linkage Webhealth says ‘ ‘ we’d received feedback from kiosk users that they wanted an easy way to take information off the kiosks. We’re really happy that we can now offer a user-friendly way to do this through texting’’.
Natasha Cully, Waikato District Health Board’s youth representative said ‘‘ the new text option on the kiosks is amazing! It’s great that people will no longer need to carry around pieces of paper to take down contact details.
‘‘Being able to have it sent directly to your phone is so convenient. From my point of view, up until now I barely used the kiosks as it was a hassle having to remember all the details, now it’s right at your fingertips.’’
The 22 kiosks around the Waikato are sponsored by Waikato Primary Health and the Waikato District Health Board. They are free and anonymous to use and provide contact details for more than 1800 health and social services across the Waikato region.
HEALTHY IDEA: Bettina Kinchant and Lily Hunt from the Tokoroa library check out a Webhealth kiosk.