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Patients and the public are encouraged to use Telehealth for: 1. Patient Clinical Services, and 2. Public Education Services.

1. Patient Clinical Services

Telehealth uses live, two-way video technology to link patients to health care from a distance.

Through the use of technology, patients are able to consult medical specialists and other health care providers via Telehealth by traveling to the telehealth station closest to home.

While not every community has Telehealth sites at this time, there may be a Telehealth site that is closer to home than traveling to see the health care provider at his or her office.

Example: Patient from the Moosomin area travels to the Moosomin Hospital to videoconference with a health care provider in Regina.

Patients may also be able to see a specialist from another province or outside of Canada using Telehealth if that specialist service is not offered in Saskatchewan.

Example: Patient from the Regina area travels to the Regina General Hospital to videoconference with a specialist in Calgary.

By using this technology, health providers from almost anywhere can see and examine patients living in remote communities just as if they were in the same room.

What Patients Can Expect During a Telehealth Clinical Session

At the start of the session, the patient will be introduced to all of the people in the room they are in as well as all the people at the distant Telehealth site (example Telehealth Coordinator, nurse, doctor).

All Telehealth clinical sessions are kept confidential as they would be with an in-person session.

During the session, the patient is able to:

  • Clearly see, hear and talk to their health care provider. This is similar to seeing the health care provider on TV but patients can talk with him or her.
  • Ask questions and talk to their health care provider as they normally would.

A health care provider such a nurse or pharmacist may also be present in the room to assist the patient and the health care provider at the other end.

Click here to learn more public information on Telehealth clinical care.

Click here to view frequently asked patient questions.

2. Public Education Services

Telehealth is an excellent way to participate in public educational sessions on a variety of health topics by traveling to the Telehealth site closest to home.

While not every community has Telehealth sites at this time, there may be a Telehealth site that is closer to home than traveling to see the education session in-person.

Example: Person from the Fort Qu'Appelle area travels to the For Qu'Appelle Regional Office to view an education session on diabetes management that is being presented from Regina.

During an education session, a person is able to:

  • Clearly see, hear and talk to the presenter. This is similar to seeing the presenter on TV but persons can talk with him or her.
  • Ask questions and talk to the presenter as they normally would.

Click here to view the latest calendar of education events.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of Telehealth for patients and the public.

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