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About Telehealth

What is Telehealth?  

Telehealth is a means of delivering health care services and education through interactive videoconferencing.

Using secure video conferencing equipment, Telehealth enables a remote patient to 'visit' an out-of-town health care provider from their home community without having to travel. 

Telehealth in the Former Saskatoon Health Region is a partner in the Telehealth Saskatchewan program.  We connect to sites within our health network, as well as other provincial, national, and international locations.

Click here​ more information about the Telehealth Saskatchewan program.

Telehealth is Making a Difference in Saskatchewan 

  • More than 17,000 patients use Telehealth every year for clinical consultations.
  • More than six million kilometers of patient travel was saved in 2017 thanks to telehealth appointments
  • More than 385 health facilities provide Telehealth, which is available in 137 communities across Saskatchewan.
  • More than 265 providers use Telehealth including more than 160 specialists.
  • More than 6,000 patients received follow-up cancer care services via Telehealth in 2017.
  • 1,500 patients received Mental Health and Addiction services via Telehealth.


Last Modified: Thursday, March 15, 2018 |
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