What is Virtual care?
Virtual care at Montfort allows you to consult a health specialist without traveling. Montfort uses various innovative technologies to offer care, such as two-way videoconferencing and store forward.
The practice uses video cameras and monitors to connect you to specialists who are not located near you. A virtual care consultation is similar to a regular appointment, except that the specialist appears on a screen.
The health professional who is accompanying you can help during the examination by using telediagnostic equipment such as a digital stethoscope or an examination camera. The health professional can listen to your heart and breathing or examine your ears, heart and throat, as if he or she were in the examining room with you.
Virtual care at Hôpital Montfort
Montfort recognises the value of technology to provide care to patients who have to travel great distances to see their health care professional. Virtual care allows patients and their families to receive care in their own community.
Hôpital Montfort promotes the following three elements related to telemedicine: clinical, educational and administrative. Thanks to this technology, this means that training sessions, among others, are offered. Administrative meetings are also held with participants from different regions, bringing together interdisciplinary teams separated by hundreds of kilometers.
Connect with your health care professional by video
See your health care professional via secure video from your local health centre, your computer at home, or on-the-go via tablet or smartphone.
Prepare your virtual care appointment
Visit this OTN information page to learn about your appointment - how it will work and what to expect.
On the consultation day
For more details visit the OTN website.
This service is also available via telehealth.
This service requires a medical referral from your physician.