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Clinics & Inpatient Care Units

Kidney Stone Prevention Clinic

Telemedicine terminalTelemedicine

What is telemedicine?

An appointment has been made for you to see a nephrologist (kidney doctor) from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Since it is too far to travel, your nephrologist has asked to book a telemedicine visit. A telemedicine appointment is just like an in-person clinic visit; except you and your nephrologist will talk to each other through the TV screen. This special telemedicine equipment is available in your local hospital or family health team. A nurse who has been trained in telemedicine will be with you during this visit.

How is telemedicine booked?

You will receive a phone call from the Ontario Telemedicine Network. They will tell you when and where you need to go for your telemedicine visit.