Innovating Wellness

From books to blood pressure: Norfolk’s library kiosk revolutionizes access to telemedicine

In Norfolk, there’s no need to traipse into an office or clinic to see a health care provider. Here, telehealth is gaining popularity, where patients can see their providers through online video chats rather than visiting a clinic. And thanks to Norfolk Public Library’s new program, one doesn’t even need to own a computer to utilize this service. Last December, the library organization launched a teleservices kiosk at its Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch at Broad Creek location. Equipped with library card-activated cameras, blood pressure cuffs, scales, and temperature sensors, the kiosk makes this accessible health care trend even more accessible. NorfolkPublicLibrary.org

Photo courtesy of Norfolk Public Library

This article originally appeared in the Best of Virginia 2024 issue.

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