LINK

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.

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1-844-855-LINK (5465)

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  LINK:

  • 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 .

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Specialties providing the LINK service:

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child Psychiatry
  • HIV and HCV
  • Nephrology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Palliative Care
  • 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 LINK@health.gov.sk.ca