At WDMH, telemedicine connects patients to specialists who work in other hospitals. The two-way, secure videoconferencing reduces the need for patients to travel to receive care.


A telemedicine appointment is just like a regular appointment, only the health care provider is on a monitor and uses tele-diagnostic equipment to hear heart and breath sounds and a special camera to provide close-up images – all as if you are sitting in the same room. At your appointment, you will be able to see, hear and talk to a doctor or other health professional.


Some of the services provided by telemedicine include:

  • Infectious diseases, including Hepatitis C
  • Mental Health
    • Consults with mental health professionals (with patient referral)
    • Monthly Mental Health Clinic with The Royal Ottawa Health Care Centre
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Clinic
  • Physiotherapy - Cardiac Rehab program with University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Respirology
  • Thoracic Surgery

When you come to a telemedicine appointment, please bring medications and any documentation that you have received.

At your next appointment with your specialist, ask if telemedicine is an option for you. Not all physicians use this service.


For more information, call 613-774-2420 ext. 6155


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