If the COVID-19 pandemic made access to routine healthcare more difficult, it also opened up new opportunities for digital health.
The Cree Board of Health and Social Services offers a variety of health services designed to help achieve Miyupimaatisiiun, the well-being of Eeyous and Eenous across the Eeyou Istchee.
Telehealth is a new and growing part of our service offer.
While a personal consultation with a physician or specialist is a fundamental part of care, some clients may not be able to travel to see a doctor.
This is where telehealth comes in.
Many clients take advantage of this service. If they can’t take time off work, have mobility issues or simply can’t find replacement caregivers, clients can see a specialist online through telehealth.
The specialists have access to the client's medical charts and a nurse or technician is present during consultation if tests are needed.
Remember: every appointment matters. Keep track of your appointments – whether in-person or online. You can visit our website for more information or refer to our “Keep track of your Appointment” video.
November 29 to December 5 is Digital Health Week. To mark the occasion, the Cree Health Board is promoting telehealth services, which are available in all communities across Eeyou Istchee.
Although a personal consultation with a physician or specialist is a fundamental part of care, many clients benefit from online services. Access to telehealth means our clients can consult with a physician or a specialist without leaving the territory. This is an important benefit for clients who are unable to take time off or have mobility issues. Specialists have access to the client's medical charts and a nurse or technician attends the consultation if tests are needed.
Did you know?
In 2020, about 2,995 Eeyouch and Eenouch accessed our telehealth services.
All consultations are confidential.
The Cree Health Board is dedicated to the implementation of a telehealth consultation service that aims to simplify access and limit travel for members of our communities.
Whether in-person or online, our goal is to ensure that our clients receive culturally safe services and care at the right place and the right time.
Can’t make your appointment? Please cancel appointments that you cannot attend to so other clients can be seen by the physician or specialist.