CSC Chigamik CHC’s Telemedicine service uses video cameras and monitors to connect clients and providers to a specialist or other health care professionals at a distance, reducing the need to travel to receive care.
Telemedicine services currently include, but are not limited to:
- Mental health
- Pre and post-operative assessments for surgery and fertility consults
Our Telemedicine service is open to anyone in the North Simcoe community. You do not need to be a registered client of CSC Chigamik CHC to access this free service. In order to utilize Telemedicine, the specialist you are seeing needs to be registered with the Telemedicine network and you will require a physician or nurse practitioner referral.
You do not need to make an appointment for Telemedicine since the referral to a specialist comes directly from your primary care provider to the Telemedicine Coordinator, who then schedules in your appointment. To find out if your primary care provider is registered with Telemedicine simply ask them or contact Charlene Lalonde, Telemedicine Coordinator, to find out at: 705.527.4154 x7243.
For more information on Telemedicine, please visit the Ontario Telemedicine website: http://otn.ca/en/healthcare-office/patients-and-families