Virtual Care uses audio/video technology to connect patients with Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre health care providers, closer to home.
Zoom for Healthcare
To support patient care and health care providers during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom for Healthcare has been approved as a virtual care platform for use on an interim basis for all health care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners and allied health professionals).
Individuals should contact their health care providers directly to find out if they are offering virtual visits using Zoom for Healthcare. For individuals who have been offered a virtual visit, they will receive instructions and be directed to the following resources by their health care provider in advance to prepare for the visit and ensure a secure online experience.
- Patient Information Guide - Zoom for Healthcare
- Patient Tips - Virtual Visits
- Joining a zoom meeting
- Patient Checklist - Virtual Appointments (.pdf)
How do I access Virtual Care?
Patients may ask their NSHA/IWK health care provider if they offer virtual care as part of their clinical service. Not all clinical service areas are able to offer virtual care at this time.
Where do I access Virtual Care?
Most NSHA/IWK locations are equipped to provide access to virtual care. Visit our map and select your location for address and contact information.
What about my privacy?
Nova Scotia Health Authority is committed to protecting the privacy of patients’ personal health.
Learn more about your privacy with Nova Scotia Health Authority here.