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What is Telehealth?

Bridging the distance between you and your patients.

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

  • deliver quality services to distant communities;
  • reduce patient burdens associated with travelling to cities for treatment; and
  • connect with health care professionals across the country to share knowledge.

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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