Delta Society Australia is a national non-profit organisation. We believe that the human-animal bond improves our quality of life and leaves lasting paw prints on our hearts.
There is a special kinship shared between dogs and people of all ages. Attention from a dog can brighten your day, make you feel loved and, as has been scientifically proven to improve overall health and well-being.
We believe that a better relationship between people and dogs will lead to a more enriched and fulfilled life for humans and dogs alike.
To contact Program Coordinators across Australia, please visit us here.
Frequently Asked Questions
If people with COVID-19 are in the hospital or at clinics, aren’t I more likely to contract COVID-19 if I go to a hospital or clinic?
Are there alternative ways to get medical treatment?
Yes! Many hospitals and clinics are offering telemedicine consultations, allowing you to see a provider without leaving your home. Providers can write prescriptions and address many other health issues over a video chat. Call your local provider to ask if telemedicine options are available for you.
What’s the harm in waiting to see if my condition improves on its own?
This is a global pandemic. Aren’t hospitals too busy to care for me for something unrelated to COVID-19? Won’t I be a burden to them?
No! Your health care team wants to take care of you, regardless of what health issues you’re facing. In fact, hospitals are unusually quiet right now, with some needing to furlough employees due to lack of patients. They are eager to help you.
How can hospitals be unusually quiet right now?
When COVID-19 first struck, our state prepared for the worst, and we worried that our health care system could become overwhelmed. Through early social distancing and the cancellation of non-urgent procedures, Washington State’s health system was not overwhelmed. Even at the height of COVID, the health care system had capacity to care for chronic conditions and urgent health care needs. At the current time, we have capacity to serve a broader range of health care needs.
Where can I get more information?
Please see www.wsha.org/getcare for more information, or contact your local health care provider, clinic, or hospital.