Telehealth

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Telehealth uses technology to connect patients to health care services, regardless of where they live.

Using Telehealth, patients can see and talk to their health care providers over a secure and private network, facilitating supported and timely health care decisions.

Telehealth is voluntary and aims to create a similar experience to in-person consultations. Patients are encouraged to bring family members, friends or caregivers with them to their Telehealth session.

Who can use Telehealth?

Telehealth appointments can only be arranged through your primary care provider (physician or nurse practitioner) or Island Health care team. Island Health Telehealth staff are NOT able to accept direct requests for appointments from the public.

Are you in need of care and do not have a primary care provider? Try these resources:

  • Visit HealthLinkBC or call 8-1-1, or 7-1-1 for the deaf or hard of hearing, to receive advice from a health service navigator
  • Search PathwaysMedicalCare.ca for information about your family doctor or to search for clinics in your area
  • Search Medimap.ca to view wait times for local walk-in clinics and urgent primary care clinics 

    Where is Telehealth offered?

    For information and wayfinding material for Island Health Telehealth locations, please visit the Telehealth Locations Page.

    A map of the Island Health Telehealth locations is also available. Map not visible? Try using a different browser. Note that Telehealth is also offered in many locations across British Columbia, and that out of province clinicians may also deliver services ‘virtually’.


    Who is eligible for Telehealth?

    Healthcare providers determine if Telehealth is a suitable care delivery option for their patients. Please speak with your healthcare provider to understand whether Telehealth may be an appropriate solution for you.


    Patient Stories

    Faces of Telehealth is a collection of short articles featuring the uses and benefits of Telehealth.  Patients, clinicians and administrators share their experiences with Island Health Telehealth in this online magazine.

    Telehealth Videos

    In this series of videos, Island Health patients and healthcare providers share their experience using Telehealth.

    Telehealth at Island Health : Presentation

    Telehealth for seniors health: increasing access to geriatricians.

    Telehealth for heart health: increasing access to cardiac specialists.

    Telehealth for renal care: increasing access for patients living with kidney disease.

    Telehealth for MS: increasing access for patients living with Multiple Sclerosis.


    If you are an Island Health provider, please visit our Internal Website. Here you will find information and links to our intake process for new requests to onboard virtual care into your practice. Note that the internal website requires Intranet access.

    General Information on Telehealth

    Referral Required?
    Required
    How to Get Referral

    Telehealth appointments can only be arranged through your primary care provider (physician or nurse practitioner) or Island Health specialist clinic. Telehealth staff are not able to accept direct appointment requests from the public. 

    Contact Us

    PLEASE NOTE: Telehealth appointments can only be arranged through your primary care provider (physician or nurse practitioner) or Island Health specialist clinic. Telehealth staff are not able to accept direct appointment requests from the public. 

    If you are looking for health information or care, please contact HealthLink BC (8-1-1) or your regular care provider.

    Telehealth

    IM/IT, Memorial Pavillion
    Royal Jubilee Hospital
    1952 Bay St
    Victoria, B.C.
    V8R 1J8
    250-519-1944
    virtualcare@islandhealth.ca

    If you have recently attended a Telehealth appointment and would like to provide us feedback, please complete our survey.

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