TELEHEALTH

Providing Health Care Closer to Home
Telehealth is the use of videoconferencing technology to connect you to health care providers who are not located in your community. A Telehealth appointment is very similar to a face-to-face appointment. You can see, hear and talk to your health care provider. Telehealth reduces the need for travel and increases access to health care services.
  • Benefits

    Telehealth allows you to stay close to your home for your health care appointment. It helps reduce travel time for your appointment, as well as any physical and emotional stress associated with travel (e.g. distance, illness, weather). Telehealth can bring previously unavailable health care services to you (e.g. specialty services).  

  • Progress

    Telehealth has been in Newfoundland and Labrador for over 30 years and is constantly growing through new locations and interested health care providers discovering its benefits. With a focus on chronic disease management, the benefits of Telehealth in this province are being realized.

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TELEHEALTH FEEDBACK


“Telehealth allows our clients to receive specialist care in the comfort of their own town and facility, with a nurse they know at their side. An ideal world!”
- Registered Nurse, Central Health


“Telehealth for the wound clinic has improved efficiency and enabled me to expand access throughout the region for wound consults. Numerous patients have stated that having Telehealth access has provided them with quality health care in a timely, cost saving manner.”
- Wound Care Nurse, Western Health


“I am able to see clients in a timely manner and offer more frequent face-to-face follow up. Providing appointments through Telehealth allows for more service time with clients and less driving between communities. I look forward to the continued growth of Telehealth for the Connaigre Peninsula therefore being able to reach a larger population.”
- Registered Dietician, Central Health