LINK – The Virtual Physician Lounge is a provincial telephone consultation service so patients through their primary care providers can consult with a specialist to discuss complex but non-urgent patient conditions.
To use LINK call
Let the operator know that you are requesting a LINK specialist consult.
Use your Saskatchewan Referral/Consult Checklist to prepare for your call.
LINK is available 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday, excluding statutory holidays
Benefits of using
- Provides patients with access to specialist expertise while in the primary care setting;
- Provides education and support for primary care providers to manage a patient's conditions and;
- Ensures more appropriate use of health system resources, including the specialist's time .
Specialties providing the LINK service:
HIV and HCV
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
"LINK provided me with immediate advice that I could use to improve the care of my patient… The LINK specialist took time to explain the rationale behind his advice and even advised on next steps to consider. I am now confident that I can apply the same advice to future patients as well."
- Saskatchewan family physician
To learn more on how to become involved in LINK, please refer to LINK Brochure or email