Telehealth Ontario puts seniors in contact with RNs

Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information.

A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Toll-free: 1-866-797-0000 (Toll-free TTY: 1-866-797-0007)

Telehealth Ontario is only offered over the phone. Email advice is not available. In a medical emergency don’t call Telehealth. Call 911 immediately.

When you call, a Registered Nurse will ask you to answer questions so they can assess your health problem and give you advice. Telehealth Ontario nurses will not diagnose your illness or give you medicine. They will direct you to the most appropriate level of care or may put you in contact with a health professional who can advise you on your next steps.

The nurse will help you decide whether to: handle a problem yourself; visit your doctor or nurse practitioner; go to a clinic; contact a community service; go to a hospital emergency room.

Anyone can call Telehealth Ontario to ask a health-related question. This service is: confidential – you may be asked to provide your health card number, but it is not required; provided in both English and French, with translation support for some other languages; and is free for all users.

You can contact Telehealth Ontario when you have health-related questions or concerns about: illness or injury that may need medical care; illnesses that don’t go away or keep coming back; food and healthy eating (you will be connected to a registered dietitian); teen health and issues; depression, suicide or other mental health concerns; breastfeeding; refugee health supports; medical assistance in dying supports.

For more information on Telehealth go to www.ontario.ca

There’s lots going on in the next couple weeks with the County Seniors Centre. Call 613-476-7493 to sign up.

Sandbanks Lakeshore Trail Hike on August 26th; Mark’s Quartet on August 27 at North Marysburgh Town Hall; a theatre workshop on August 28 at Bloomfield Town Hall; Wii Bowling League starts September 3rd and new bowlers are welcome; Chair Fitness in Picton Town Hall starts September 5th as does Rhythm Dancing Lessons, same location; Drumming Circle starts on September 9th in Bloomfield Town Hall.

For the rest of the upcoming events, series and workshops check www.communitycareforseniors.org or stop by the office for a list.