One of the hallmarks of our great country is our universal healthcare system. Through initiatives like Health for Good, we are connecting Canadians on the streets and in our communities to resources, services and care in an environment that offers privacy, stability and dignity… something every human being deserves.
Delivering healthcare to marginalized Canadians
Today, there are over 30,000 Canadians experiencing homelessness on any given night, often living with complex health and addiction issues. These marginalized populations cannot easily access traditional medical care yet are in urgent need given the exponential rise in emergency room visits, many due to the unprecedented opioid crisis.
That’s why we enabled the Mobile Health Clinics, powered by TELUS Health. By leveraging our technology and human compassion we are bringing healthcare directly to the communities and people who need it most, reminding our fellow citizens that they are not alone, that they are cared for and that there is indeed the promise of a friendlier future for all.
Mobile Health Clinics in action – providing better continuity of care through technology
TELUS is proud to have launched Mobile Health Clinics in Montreal, Victoria, Vancouver, and Calgary with our local partners; Doctors of the World, Vancouver Coastal Health, the Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia Hospital Foundation, and The Alex. Together, we’ve customized a model of primary care outreach to address the specific needs within each community.
The clinics are equipped with TELUS Health’s electronic medical record (EMR) technology and TELUS LTE Wi-Fi network technology to assist onboard healthcare providers in delivering immediate and quality care, collecting and storing data, and examining results over time for better continuity of care. The Mobile Health Clinic has space for consultations and assessments, and the equipment necessary to provide primary medical care.
Paving the road for expansion
We believe that everyone should have access to healthcare when and where they need it regardless of their socio-economic status, which is why we are committing $5 million to expand our TELUS Health for Good™ program to communities from coast to coast, with a goal of enabling 25,000 patient touchpoints per year.
Learn how TELUS Health is helping empower Canadians everywhere to live healthier, happier lives.