Virtual Emergency Room
The Virtual Emergency Room offers remote access to emergency care doctors to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador living in rural and remote areas. This keeps health care facilities open and helps patients receive medical attention while limiting the need to travel outside the community to access emergency care.
A Virtual Emergency Room operates similarly to a traditional emergency room. You will be seen by a nurse or clinician in-person, and you may then be connected to a virtual ER doctor. The virtual ER doctor will work closely with your on-site nurse and other clinicians who will use remote technology that recreates an in-person patient/doctor experience. Together, they will determine a diagnosis and necessary treatments and follow-up with local experts if further treatment is required.