14 Virtual Care Services in Canada You Need to Know About

Canada’s Telehealth Services

There are many telehealth services available that can provide help to Canadians with non-emergency concerns. This can include anything from body aches to mental health stressors. This year in particular, with the pandemics negative impact on Canadians mental health and the winter months bringing SAD (seasonal affective disorder) with it, accessible and timely mental healthcare will be all the more important.Luckily, there is a range of doctors, mental health professionals, and wellness experts on the other side of your tech to answer your questions, help you feel better, and give you a prescription when needed. Available through websites or through apps on your phone, telehealth can be super convenient, effective, and affordable. In fact, some patients say theyre morecomfortable talking to a healthcare professionalat home than in a doctors office.Of course, not everyone is a good candidate for telehealth. Dr. Howard Ovens, Chief Medical Strategy Officer, Sinai Health System and staff emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital, reminds Canadians that if they have an emergency, the best way to receive treatment is by visiting the emergency room.Some people are really sick, either related to COVID or all the other things we always see in the emergency department (appendicitis, broken bones, heart attacks), and they need attention, he says. We want them to feel safe and come in to get assessed.Below, a list of telehealth services available in Canada.

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