Telemedicine

Telemedicine is a method to deliver health care at a distance with telecommunication and information technologies. It helps eliminate distance barriers between residents and care providers and improves access to care. Health Service Providers also use this technology to reduce costs and improve access for educational and administrative purposes.

Telemedicine in Waterloo Wellington has been focused in the following areas:

  • Improving access to Telepsychiatry, Telepsychology, and Teledermatology
  • Creating a service to provide psychiatry and cognition screening for residents who have experienced a stroke
  • Increasing the capacity of the organizations currently offering Telemedicine services
  • Implementing programming and equipment at Sunnyside Home and two Nurse Practitioner led clinics

French Language Telemedicine

French-speaking residents in Waterloo Wellington can access mental health assistance in French with Telemedicine. Access is available through referral from a family doctor to the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington, Dufferin (CMHA, WWD).

Current Telemedicine-Enabled Sites

The following Waterloo Wellington health service providers have made their Telemedicine equipment available for this service:

  • Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Services
    147 Delhi Street, Guelph
    234 St. Patrick Street East, Fergus
  • Mount Forest Family Health Team
    525 Dublin Street
    Mount Forest, Ontario
  • Langs
    887 Langs Drive Unit 1
    Cambridge, Ontario
  • The Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team
    25 Joseph Street,
    Kitchener, Ontario