here to access the KTHR Telehealth Public Education Calendar.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth Saskatchewan uses technology to link patients to health care from a distance.
Using secure videoconferencing equipment, Telehealth provides access to both specialized and general health care providers across the province.
Some areas of service that are regularly using Telehealth are Mental Health, Genetics, Oncology, Surgery, Nephrology, Respirology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Rehab Services and Patient Education.
Access to specialists located out of province can also be arranged if that service is not offered in Saskatchewan.
For more information, visit the
eHealth Saskatchewan Telehealth website.
I wanted to
express my sincere appreciation for setting up the Telehealth clinic for my mom regarding her cancer. This has been a very trying time for our family and it is reassuring to know that Saskatchewan is willing to leverage technology wherever possible to make it possible for people in rural areas to access health care.
~ Patient Family member
How can I benefit from telehealth?
Travel - Telehealth makes it possible to receive care without having to travel long distances.
Expenses - Money saved when reducing travel time and overnight stays.
Time - Accessing Telehealth minimizes boht time spent on travel and in waiting areas.
Expertise - Increased access to specialty care throughout the Province.
Did you know?
Saskatchewan has 384 sites in 137 communities across the
province and continues to grow.
17,000 patients utilized Telehealth for clinical consults last
year, a 49% growth!!
Over 6,000,000 km a year saved by patients/family that attended Telehealth clinical
appointments vs traveling.
Over 4000 patients received
Group Patient Education, a 61% increase in 1 year.
Over 20,000 professionals attended education sessions via Telehealth promoting continuity of care for health
KTHR Telehealth Locations:
Nipawin, Melfort, Tisdale, Hudson Bay, Porcupine Plain, Kelvington, Carrot River, Arborfield & Cumberland House
Regional Telehealth Coordinator