If you live in a rural or remote community or don't have quick and easy access to a health care provider, Telehealth Saskatchewan could be the solution for you and your family.
Telehealth links patients to both specialized and general health care providers from across the province using highly secure videoconferencing technologies.
To date, Telehealth operates from more than 440 sites in 134 communities across Saskatchewan. This number keeps growing.
Find out if there is a Telehealth site near you. You can also choose to download the latest listing of Telehealth sites across Saskatchewan.
Telehealth works with eHealth Saskatchewan, Regional Health Authorities, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, First Nation Inuit Health Branch and other health partners to provide this live health care service to Saskatchewan people.
If you think Telehealth could be a solution for you, speak to a doctor or your family physician about your options.
Some areas of service that are regularly using Telehealth are:
- Mental Health
- Rehabilitation Services
- Group Patient Education
How You can Benefit from Telehealth
Better Access to Health Care. Patients have quicker and easier access to specialty care by visiting a local Telehealth site.
Less Travel. Patients no longer have to travel long distances to receive specialized health care.
Time and Money Saved. Limiting travel time and overnight stays, saves patients time and reduces their health care expenses.
Improved Safety. Telehealth reduces the need for traveling long distances in dangerous winter driving conditions.
The Numbers Tell the Story
- More than 6,000,000 km saved by patients and their families.
- More than 17,000 patients have taken part in a clinical consult, as of 2017.
- 5,600 patients received follow-up cancer care services via Telehealth.
- 1,500 patients received Mental Health and Addiction services via Telehealth.
- More than 200 specialists use Telehealth to deliver clinical services to their patients.
- Cancer Care and Mental Health/Addictions are the top services using Telehealth.
Telehealth is Private and Secure
Telehealth operates in a private and secure network that can only be accessed by authorized health care professionals.
As soon as you or your loved one is connected to a health care provider in a virtual exam room, you will be introduced to the provider and any other health care workers who may be taking part in the appointment. These introductions will help to boost your comfort and ensure full disclosure.