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Virtual care opens doors to compassionate care for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence

The Ottawa Hospital is providing safe, compassionate care to survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence with the help of virtual tools during the pandemic. Accessing care is as simple as sending an email, picking up the phone or joining a secure video chat.

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Virtual care: Tips to make the most of your next online appointment

Are you ready for your next virtual meeting with your doctor? There are important things to do before, during and after your next online appointment. Read our practical tips to make the most of it!

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Virtual Care FAQs: Answering your questions about online appointments

Virtual care is a popular way for patients to get quality health care virtually, without coming to the hospital. Having an online appointment with your doctor or other member of your care team is safe, secure and convenient. Read on for answers to common questions about virtual care.

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Virtual Pet Therapy Program brings joy, comfort to patients during COVID-19

Volunteers at The Ottawa Hospital and their trained therapy dogs can safely visit patients in the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a new virtual pet therapy program.

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Virtual appointments great option for young patients

University student Adrianna Forrest can keep her every-three-month doctor appointments when she is away at school thanks to virtual care.

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Virtual care popularity surges during COVID-19 pandemic

The Ottawa Hospital normally sees about 37,000 outpatients a month. With the province’s guidance to ramp down non-urgent procedures and clinics, half of these non-urgent appointments are being done virtually – right from the patient’s phone or tablet. Not only does this mean more convenience for patients, but also fewer patients having to visit the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This website gives you common facts, advice and tips. Some of it may not apply to you. Please talk to your doctor, nurse or other health-care team member to see if this information will work for you. They can also answer your questions and concerns.