Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)

You may have the option of Ontario Telemedicine Network visits.

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine (called OTN) uses video computer technology to move your appointment with your doctor from in the hospital to your home. You stay at home, your doctor stays in the hospital and you connect through the internet.

Is OTN secure?

Your health information will be private. OTN knows that your personal health information is important to you and must be protected. Personal health information is any information that can identify you and link you to healthcare services you receive.

Is OTN for me?

OTN might be for you if:  It is difficult to attend appointments at the hospital – you live quite a distance from the hospital or you require assistance to travel. AND  Your appointment is a routine checkup with your doctor. AND  You do not need any tests to be done during your visit (including listening to your lungs, checking your blood pressure or doing a physical exam). Check with your doctor.

What do I need for OTN?

You will need one of the following:

  • Desktop computer with webcam/microphone/speaker
  • Laptop with webcam/microphone/speaker
  • Android Tablet or iPad
  • Smartphone (excluding Blackberry)

AND

  • Internet access

AND

  • Email address