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Saskatchewan Virtual Visit

On the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit website, you will find information for health care providers, patients and the general public.

The Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program is a video-conferencing solution that connects health care providers with patients and their families. The Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program helps ensure health care providers can assist as many patients as possible.

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1. About the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program

The Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program uses audio or video conferencing allowing health care providers to connect with patients at home or a location of their choice. This is a provider-driven service; patients cannot “sign up” for the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program on their own.

The features of the application include:

  • A single provincial video conferencing solution designed specifically for healthcare providers and patients.
  • Ability for healthcare providers to manage their practice using virtual appointments with their patients.
  • Easy and intuitive functionality (using minimal clicks).
  • Ability to function on multiple devices (via web browsers and dedicated mobile apps for patients) including in low bandwidth environments.
  • Assurances that privacy, security, and reliability are maintained to the highest health industry standards.
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2. Availability of the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program

  • Not yet, but soon!
  • The Saskatchewan Virtual Visit project is currently underway.
  • The initial training and project work will occur through to the end of August 2022.
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3. How Health Care Providers Will Use the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program

Health care providers across Saskatchewan – physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, allied health care professionals (such as physiotherapists) and more – will use the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program to connect to patients.

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing up to 3,500 licences to the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit application for health care providers across the province. The Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program is free to patients.

Using the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program, participating health care providers can:

  • Invite their patients to join their clinic.
  • Set their schedule.
  • Schedule in person or virtual appointments.
  • Manage their virtual waiting room.
  • Have conversations via chat, audio or video.
  • Ensure their communications are safe, secure and reliable.

Technical requirements for health care providers:

  • A computer or laptop with the latest version of internet browser (Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox).
  • Device must have either a built-in webcam or an external webcam to enable video.
  • Audio – speakers and microphone (a Bluetooth or detachable headset/mic may be required if your device does not have these built-in features).
  • A secure internet or Wi-Fi connection (hard-wired ethernet is optimal but a Wi-Fi connection will suffice).
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4. How Patients Will Use the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program

The Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program allows patients to:

  • Connect with their health care provider in a private consultation at home or any other location of their choice.
  • Have one or more family members included in their consultation if they wish.
  • Have conversations via chat, audio or video.
  • Ensure their communications are safe, secure and reliable.
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5. How Patients Can Access the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program

The Saskatchewan Virtual Visit Program is provider-driven. Talk to your health care provider and ask if they are using this program. Ask to be invited to their clinic. Once you receive an email invitation to join your health care provider’s clinic, further instructions will be included.

Patients will have access to the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit in 2 ways – via their computer (or laptop) or by their mobile device (smartphone or iPad/tablet).

Technical Requirements for Patients and the General Public

  • A computer (or laptop) with the latest version of an internet browser (Chrome, Edge, Safari or Firefox).
  • Your computer must have either a built-in webcam or an external webcam to enable video.
  • Your computer must have audio (speakers and microphone); a Bluetooth or detachable headset/mic may be required if your device does not have these built-in features.
  • Your computer must have a secure internet or Wi-Fi connection (a connection to the internet that you plug in is preferred but a wireless internet connection will also work well).
  • A smartphone if you want to connect through your mobile device and the mobile app.

In order to use the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit through your mobile device, you will need to download the Saskatchewan Virtual Visit application from the App Store. The app is free.

Patient training material and resources will also be available. More information about patient training resources will be posted as soon as it is available.

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