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Virtual visit with your doctor

Telemedicine at the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program (SMRCP)



RVH's SMRCP offers its patients the convience of using telemedicine (sometimes called E-health, Telehealth, or OTN) for some of their appointments.


What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine uses a video-conferencing system called the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to connect people who are in two different places. For our cancer patients, this means providing cancer care as close to home for each and every person. Telemedicine is simply having your doctor's visit using video instead of in-person. You remain at a location in your city or town, usually at your local hospital, and your RVH physician, or professional on your care team, will chat with you from here.


The Team

We have clerks who help to schedule and organize your telemedicine visits at a site closest to where you live plus an on-site Telemedicine Coordinator to help support you and your family as well.


Who can I see through telemedicine?

  Social Worker
  Indigenous Patient Navigator 
  Radiation and Medical Oncologists use
 Telemedicine to conduct follow-up,
pre-chemotherapy and treatment
decision appointments

How can I get my appointment by telemedicine?

Just Ask!  Your cancer centre care team can discuss if telemedicine is right for you. If it is, our team will be in touch with you to tell you when and where your next visit will be.


Contact the Telemedicine Coordinator




• Saves you on time and expenses related to travel
• Stay closer to home
• Access care in your own community



All telemedicine appointments provide a private and confidential connection between locations. At the cancer centre, telemedicine appointments are conducted in private rooms over a secure network. The visits are not recorded or videotaped.