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First Nations & Telehealth

Making health care accessible, wherever it’s needed.

Telehealth provides flexible solutions that navigate the challenges of connecting to some of the most remote, underserviced areas in the province.
 
Telehealth supports the development of an effective, sustainable health care delivery system for First Nations communities

Telehealth has allowed First Nations communities to have reliable access to primary care physicians based in the Fraser Valley, as well as psychiatrists and psychologists based in Vancouver. 

No place is too small or too remote 

The Pemberton Valley Expansion Project was completed in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health Integrated Primary and Community Care to provide on-demand videoconference communications from five Pemberton Valley First Nations communities to the Pemberton Health Centre. 

The Pemberton Valley 

  • has no telephone or cell service;
  • relies on one physician, who flies in weekly, to provide clinical services; and
  • required an easy to operate, simple to maintain, dependable videoconferencing solution.

Using low bandwidth videophones, the Pemberton Valley’s First Nations communities are now able to communicate with service providers and peers at the Pemberton Health Centre to confirm treatment and book appointments.

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