Through the use of innovative technology and the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), our Telemedicine program makes it possible for patients to have greater access to care and to receive care closer to home, thereby reducing travel time and expenses.

Funded by the Government of Ontario, doctors can refer patients to specialists and other health care providers through OTN and there is no cost to the physician or to the patient. The Telemedicine program at the Barrie and Community Family Health Team is coordinated by a Telemedicine Coordinator-RN. 

Content below adapted from the OTN website:

Patients and Families

About your Telemedicine Visit
A telemedicine appointment is just like a regular appointment, only the specialist you will be seeing and speaking with is on a monitor. Free to residents of Ontario, OTN connects you with the right health care professional, in the right place, at the right time.

Why should you talk to your doctor about OTN?

  • to access a specialist from anywhere in Ontario in a timely manner
  • to receive care closer to your home
  • to reduce travel to appointments, saving time and money

Read our Patients and Families brochure for more information.

You can also read more about how OTN protects your personal health information in this pamphlet, which provides patients with answers to some frequently asked questions about patient privacy.