Online doctors now available at B.C. post-secondaries 0
Students at nine B.C. universities and colleges can now refill prescriptions or see a specialist via a phone app to access a growing list of 180 doctors through Internet video chat.
Medeo CEO Ryan Wilson demonstrated the virtual clinic Monday at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus.
The UBC graduate said students can either log in through a computer or connect via a smart phone app — something currently available for Apple devices with the coming launch for the Android operating system — to reach a clinic “receptionist,” who facilitates appointments or puts patients into a waiting list for a doctor.
The free app will be available for students at SFU, as wells as the University of B.C., Capilano University and Langara College, among others.
Each student can log in and will be asked to list their allergies, medications and other information. Services expected to be provided include specialist referrals, prescriptions and lab requisition, or general medical questions.
The company is partnered with StudentCare, which provides health-care coverage for 125,000 B.C. students who are now eligible for the online doc.
Additionally, each patient’s medical record will be in the database so virtual doctors can access files without having seen the person before.
For more information, visit ihaveaplan.ca.