Telehealth helps

Dear Editor:

There is a service available to those needing a conference with a health professional located some distance away. It’s “Telehealth,” a videoconference that can take place in Rimbey as opposed to travelling to Edmonton, or some other larger centre. We found it worked very well; we could speak with and see the doctor, see any documents, images (MRI) that he wanted to show us. In the case of people whose condition makes it difficult or uncomfortable to travel, not to mention expensive, Telehealth might be a viable solution.

We found out about the service only by chance, so I thought I would put the information out there.

Good health to you.

Sheryl Boyes