Virtual Health Centre | Influenza & COVID-19 Consults
The Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice have worked with our physicians to set up a Virtual Health Centre to support patients and the medical community.
This is a brand new service. To start, the focus of the Ridge Meadows Virtual Health Centre is to provide consults for patients presenting respiratory-type symptoms who are not able to self-manage their symptoms and need further clinical consult. At the time of the virtual consult, the physician will assess the patient and determine if the patient may need further assessment or if the patient requires testing for COVID-19 or other required services.
What is a Virtual Health Centre?
The physician consults with the patient through a video-conferencing platform. Patients will require access to a computer with a camera and a microphone. Please use Google Chrome or Firefox.
Why Should I Use It?
If you are a patient who does not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, or your current family practice clinic recommends you to use, this can provide you easy access.
Who Can Make a Virtual Appointment?
At this time, only patients presenting with influenza and COVID-19 respiratory-type symptoms who are not able to self-manage their symptoms and require a clinical consult.
How to Make a Virtual Appointment
- Complete the consent form below.
- Once the consent form has been received, a medical office assistant will phone you to schedule the virtual appointment.
- At the time of your scheduled appointment, click here to join the virtual waiting room. You will be asked to enter your name and check-in to the virtual waiting room. When the family physician is ready to start the appointment, you will be accepted into the waiting room. You may to have to wait a few minutes. Please be patient during these challenging times.
- If you are unable to access the virtual waiting room or are experiencing any challenges, please call 236-833-6591 for support.
Once the consent form has been received, a medical office assistant will phone you to schedule the virtual appointment.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 236-833-6591 (texting is not available through this number). This email and phone number is monitored 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.