Virtual Care Information
Virtual Care uses audio/video technology to connect patients health care providers, closer to home.
There are several different virtual care options used in Nova Scotia. See our home page for a listing of approved options.
Individuals should contact their health care providers directly to find out if they are offering virtual appointments. For citizens who have been offered a virtual appointment, they will receive instructions and be directed to the following resources. Please review in advance to prepare for the appointment and ensure a secure online experience.
- Virtual Care Patient Information Guide
- Patient Checklist - Virtual Appointments (.pdf)
- How to Prepare for an Appointment (.pdf)
Primary Health Care Virtual Care
Primary Health Care is the first point of health care in our Nova Scotia health system. Citizens connect with a family doctor or nurse practitioner to get care. There are private offices and there are collaborative family practice teams who deliver health services.
Many primary health care locations are equipped to provide access to virtual care. Contact your health care providers directly to find out if they are offering virtual appointments.
Nova Scotia uses various virtual care tools. If you receive an invitation to a virtual care appointment, the links below provide information about some virtual care methods.
- Zoom for Healthcare Patient Support
- Medeo Patient Support
- Accuro Engage Support
- Pomelo Health[ML1]
- TELUS Health EMR Virtual Visit
More information about your Primary Health Care visit: Primary Health Care.
Were you looking for other Virtual Care Information? If so, visit our home page here.
Questions or concerns? Email us.