From the Main Entrance, turn right down the Main Atrium and go up the Grand Staircase one flight to Level 3. Turn right and continue past the Library through the double doors. Continue straight, and at the end of the corridor, turn right through the door into the Telemedicine reception.
From the Main Entrance, turn right down the Main Atrium and turn right at the Grand Staircase down the hallway. The elevator will be immediately on the right. Go up one floor to Level 3. Turn left and continue past the Library through the double doors. Continue straight, and at the end of the corridor, turn right through the door into the Telemedicine reception.
If you ever have questions, you can get directions from one of our friendly volunteers at the Information Desk, across and to the right from the main doors.
For more information about Telemedicine or to find out about booking an appointment, please contact the Telemedicine Department at: (807) 684-6711 or email email@example.com
For general questions about the Health Sciences Centre, please call the Switchboard at (807) 684-6000.
The average number of patients receiving ultrasound therapy in the Physiotherapy Department has doubled with the addition of a new ultrasound machine, thanks to Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant. Ultrasound therapy is given to patients before an operation to improve surgical outcomes, and after an operation to reduce scarring, improve mobility and reduce pain.
The Telemedicine Department at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre provides secure videoconferencing connecting patients with healthcare professionals using the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) and Keewaytinook Okimakanak Telemedicine Network (KOTM, serving Indigenous communities), or for other healthcare-related activities. In fact, Telemedicine can be used in many different ways:
Telemedicine consultations may include advanced technology including connecting a wireless stethoscope for listening to heart sounds or high definition camera with powerful zoom to view superior medical images over thousands of miles.
Telemedicine and OTN’s network is safe and secure, ensuring that your visit and personal health information are kept confidential at all times.
Please contact the Telemedicine Department at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre at: (807) 684-6711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) website: www.otn.ca
All Telemedicine appointments must be scheduled by your doctor’s/specialist’s office. If the appointment is not automatically booked this way, you may need to contact the specialist’s office and request your appointment by Telemedicine, to see if the clinician can accommodate this type of appointment.
Telemedicine is most easily done for consultations before a procedure, or for follow-up afterwards that do not require a physical exam. Also, although Telemedicine is becoming more and more popular with healthcare professionals, it is up to your own doctor/specialist/care provider whether or not they are willing to meet you by Telemedicine.
If you are NOT booked by Telemedicine, once you receive a notification of your appointment with your doctor or specialist: