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Does Your Community Need Telehealth?

We provide free consultation and resources for medical professionals and organizations to implement telehealth programs in rural and under-served communities across the Pacific*.

*We serve communities in Hawaiʻi, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Freely Associated States of the Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Federated States of Micronesia.

What is the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center?

The Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC) is committed to expanding the availability of healthcare to underserved populations via telehealth and serves as the primary telehealth information resource for the Pacific region.

If you need assistance implementing a telehealth program or aren’t sure where to begin, get in touch and we can help you get started.

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Do you have questions about telehealth policy post COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE)?

Now that the COVID-19 public health emergency ended, you may have questions about policy regulations and specific laws surrounding telehealth. PBTRC is here to help address your concerns to the best of our ability. View the 2023 Telehealth Virtual Visit Reimbursement Guide available now!


Do you serve the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and Houseless communities? Join us for the Telehealth Hui as we convene community organizations and key stakeholders to discuss how to improve access to healthcare for these vulnerable populations via telehealth.

Recent PBTRC News

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PBTRC In Palau, Collaboration With AHEC & Participating In PIPCA

A Successful Trip To Palau The PBTRC Team composed of Christina Higa (Co-Director), Ginger Porter, and Umerang Imetengel visited Palau in June 2023. They…
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PBTRC-IU-MDA Team Visits American Samoa for Teledermatology

A joint team from the University of Hawai’i (UH) Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC), Indiana University (IU) and Maurer Dermatology Associates (MDA) were…
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Discovering the right Virtual Info Rooms

When it comes to choosing the right virtual info place for your needs, you could have a few different choices. There are many different…

Find Telehealth Resources

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Health Care Providers

See an overview of each region to learn more about its health ecosystem, telehealth readiness and current and emerging telehealth initiatives as well as tips for getting started, grants and funding opportunities, resources for clinical care and telehealth program evaluation tools.

Learn what telehealth is, how to receive services, how much it costs, how to find telehealth providers, FAQs, and additional resources.

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Patients & Providers

Patients can find what to expect from a virtual doctor’s visit and tips for finding telehealth care. Providers can learn best practices for providing care through telehealth and stay up to date on recent billing and policy changes.

Congratulations Winners - Student Social Media Content Challenge

Mahalo (Thank You) to all the students who entered the challenge by telling us what digital inclusion means to you! Congratulations Daniella, Jia, Jillian, Caroline and Kala. You are welcome to share the materials on your organization’s website and social media platforms by downloading the content below.

Caroline from Maunawili Elementary School
Kala from Maunawili Elementary School
1st Place - Daniella from University of Hawaiʻi
2nd Place - Jia from University of Hawaiʻi
3rd Place - Jillian from University of Hawaiʻi