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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For general questions about the Health Sciences Centre, please call the Switchboard at (807) 684-6000.
Thanks to a Volunteer Association/Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE Grant, renal patients now have access to new tuck-away belts that comfortably and safely house the patient’s catheter, keep it clean between uses, and hold it in the appropriate position on the abdomen. Over 100 belts have been purchased to provide to patients who can’t afford them. As well, aging hemodialysis machines are replaced annually through grants from the Health Sciences Foundation.
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 email@example.com 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: