From the main entrance, turn right down the main atrium towards Robin's Donuts.
TURN LEFT before Robin's Donuts and proceed through the door between the public washrooms. The elevator is then immediately on your left.
Go up one floor to the 3rd level and exit to the RIGHT. Telemedicine Reception is Room 3143, 2nd door on the right."
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.
A new image guidance system is helping surgeons pinpoint locations in the body with precise accuracy for procedures such as pinpointing a brain tumour of finding an exact insertion spot of a spinal screw thanks to a $230,000 grant from the Health Sciences Foundation. This level of precision means less damage to healthy tissue during surgery resulting in better outcomes, reduced pain and shorter recovery times for patients.
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: