What is it?
Telehealth uses telecommunications technologies, including two-way video and email, to deliver medical services over a distance. People in Eeyou Istchee have limited access to medical specialists and are often sent to a hospital in Val d'Or, Chibougamau or Montreal for these services. Telehealth reduces the need for people to travel outside Eeyou Istchee for diagnosis and treatment, and for medical specialists to travel to Eeyou Istchee to meet patients.
What services are included?
Currently, the CBHSSJB offers the following telehealth services:
Where is it offered?
Tele-ophthalmology and tele-psychiatry are offered through CMCs in all nine communities; tele-obstetrics is based at the Chisasibi Hospital.
How can I get telehealth services?
Contact your local CMC regarding telehealth services.