Telemedicine in Ontario
Telemedicine services in Ontario are now part of Ontario Health, a government agency responsible for ensuring Ontarians continue to receive high-quality health care services where and when they need them. These services were previously referred to as the "Ontario Telemedicine Network", and the programs and services offered by Ontario Health remain unchanged.
“Telemedicine” (TM) is the delivery of health-related services and information using video conferencing and tele-diagnostics. Part of Ontario’s publicly funded health care system, virtual care ensures that everyone has easy access to the best possible care when and where they need it.
Telemedicine is invaluable for bringing highly specialized care to patients in the county of Haliburton and surrounding areas. Timely access to such care, without the need to travel great distances, is an important benefit to our community, particularly our seniors.