As COVID-19 continues to change the lives of people all over the world, Shoppers Drug Mart, is taking a major step to provide help and support for Canadians. Shoppers has launched a virtual care service for patients to help relieve the current burden on the acute healthcare system, specifically emergency rooms and hospitals.
“At Shoppers Drug Mart our primary goal is to help Canadians live life well and that matters now more than ever. In an effort to help flatten the curve, we’re doing everything we can to support Canadians while encouraging social distancing,” said Jeff Leger, President, Shoppers Drug Mart. “Through this partnership, we are removing the barrier to virtual access to physicians, providing safer access to care for both patients and physicians.”
The virtual primary care visits will include diagnosing minor ailments and providing prescriptions for those who are unable to get access to a physician. Canadians can connect with a physician using a smart phone, tablet or computer. Consultations can be done through an app or website, by text, video or audio chat.