Health care professionals
The ability to provide health care services at a distance has many benefits as it provides increased access to medical specialty consultations, reduced travel time for patients and cost savings for families.
Telemedicine uses live, interactive video conferencing technology and high-speed telecommunications networks to facilitate patient consultation. By using two-way video cameras health care professionals can communicate with each other and their patients, without having to travel. Valuable medical data can also be transferred electronically to the health care team at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) at the time of the telemedicine appointment.
If you would like to refer your patient to SickKids follow the directions on our Refer a patient page. When completing your referral you can request that the patient be seen through telemedicine for their appointment. The health care practitioner reviewing the referral will determine if telemedicine is an option.