Access to Health Care Services

RESOURCES

"Your Health, Our Priority"

EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS AND
NOT SURE WHAT TO DO?

Visit the MayoClinic Symptom Checker

The Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN) offers free services for Ontario residents.

e-Visits with healthcare providers, indigenous services, personal health management, etc.

all covered by OHIP.

VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE FOR ONTARIO RESIDENTS

Learn more about the Ontario Telehealth Network 

Get more information on the cause of your symptoms by using the Symptom Checker:

Great for both adults and children!

The Facts

Doctor and Patient
A Supportive Hug
Doctor's Appointment

Access to healthcare is important for:

  • Overall physical, social, and mental health status

  • Disease prevention

  • Detection, diagnosis, and treatment of illness

  • Quality of life

  • Avoiding preventable deaths

  • Life expectancy

​Barriers to healthcare access for rural residents include:

  • Workforce shortages

  • Health insurance status

  • Transportation

  • Health literacy

  • Stigma associated with conditions in rural communities, such as mental health or substance abuse

Compared to urban populations, rural areas have a larger population of residents:

  • Reporting fair to poor physical and mental health.

  • Experiencing chronic conditions, but - adults are less likely to be tested for chronic conditions.

  • With less/limited access to healthcare providers

WANT TO LEARN ABOUT HOW VIRTUAL/REMOTE HEALTHCARE MIGHT BE BENEFICIAL FOR YOU?

Check out our case study highlights

Not sure if virtual care could be suitable for your needs? Check out our blog, to learn more to review relevant case studies.