Virtual health visits are not new to British Columbia, but once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the number of virtual patient visits shot up from 1,500 to 20,000 per week, recently passing the one millionth mark.

Patient stories

Read the stories of two B.C. families and how virtual health visits are a game changer for their children in this article.

Patient survey

This survey infographic highlights the feedback from patients who give virtual health visits high praise for efficiency and for saving them time and travel costs.

News release

“The transformation in health care delivery in B.C. is remarkable. Virtual health visits have become essential for delivering care to patients to keep them safe and healthy at home during COVID-19,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “Beyond the pandemic, virtual health visits will continue to be available to B.C. citizens as virtual health evolves in innovative and new ways.”

Read the full news release here.​

Access information on virtual health

For more information about virtual health at PHC, visit our virtual health webpage.