Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) improves the health of British Columbians by seeking province-wide solutions to specialized health care needs in collaboration with BC health authorities and other partners.
Telehealth is the use of live videoconferencing over a secure, high speed provincial network to facilitate
Telehealth services are particularly effective in remote and underserviced areas.
Telehealth’s network consists of over 900 videoconferencing locations at 270 clinical and non-clinical sites.
Specialists from nearly 30 clinical areas (and growing) can connect with patients in 117 remote and distant communities across British Columbia and the Yukon, including First Nations communities.
Similar to the convenience and ease of using popular video calling programs, specialists can use videoconferencing software on their office computers or room-based equipment to
Videoconferencing, scheduling, clinical coordination, recording, and technical support services are all provided to you free of charge.
"Telehealth in some shape or form is the only way we can hope to provide specialized (and primary) care to patients who live outside of urban areas." - Annemarie Kaan, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute & Chronic Heart Failure, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver
"Telehealth allows my patients to be seen within days or weeks, rather than months and sometimes years... It allows patients to be on a level playing field, when it comes to accessing healthcare." - Matthew Chow, MD, Medical Director, E-Mental Health Services & Strategy, BC Children’s & Women’s, Vancouver
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