Virtual Specialist Consults | eConsult: Content
What is eConsult?
Through an eConsult, your health care team is able to directly ask a specialist questions about your care, so that they can provide the appropriate care for you.
Through a secure, web-based tool, your health care provider is able to get the advice they need, often meaning there isn’t a need to send you for an in-person specialist visit.
How can I benefit from eConsult?
Specialists answer your your health care provider’s questions quickly, within a week.
eConsults are convenient and efficient, saving you costs associated with travel, parking and lost wages related to in-person specialist appointments.
All privacy standards are applied and messaging between your health care provider and specialist is secure.
How it Works
Your health care provider sends an eConsult to a Specialist about your health concern.
Step 2: (within 1 week)
The specialist reviews the eConsult and either provides advice to your health care provider or recommends an in-person appointment.
Your health care provider provides you with the care you need according to the specialist’s recommendations.
Your health care provider refers you to a specialist for an in-person appointment, if necessary.
Speak to your trusted health care team to learn more about eConsult and whether it is an appropriate option in your care.