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BC recently reached a huge milestone: more than 1 million virtual health visits.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the number of virtual patient visits in BC shot up from 1,500 to 20,000 per week, recently passing the one-millionth mark.

The BC Emergency Medicine Network is proud to be a part of this transformative change to the health care system. Learn more about the EM Network’s role in developing and evaluating Real-Time Virtual Support pathways in BC.


Patient Stories

Read the stories of two BC families on how virtual health visits has been a game-changer for their children.


Patient Survey

This patient survey infographic highlights feedback from patients who gave virtual health visits high praise for efficiency and for saving them time and travel costs.

It’s estimated that the 1M virtual visits have saved BC patients:

  • 800,000 hrs of travel time
  • 22,000,000 km traveled
  • Reduced health care system carbon footprint by ~ 8,000 tonnes


PHSA News Release

“The transformation in health care delivery in BC is remarkable. Virtual health visits have become essential for delivering care to patients to keep them safe and healthy at home during COVID-19,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “Beyond the pandemic, virtual health visits will continue to be available to B.C. citizens as virtual health evolves in innovative and new ways.” Read the full news release.


Access Information on Virtual Health

Visit our Real-Time Virtual Support webpage or the Rural Coordination Centre of BC website for more information and resources.



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