Yukon Telehealth Network (YTN)
Telehealth uses videoconferencing technology to provide healthcare services and education to clients and health care professionals in their own community.
It is also used for health related administrative purposes which include community consultations, program development and interviews.
Supported by the Department of Health and Social Services, the Yukon Telehealth Network links 14 communities in the Yukon with telehealth workstations. Telehealth is available in Whitehorse, Haines Junction, Watson Lake, Mayo, Dawson City, Old Crow, Beaver Creek, Destruction Bay, Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Teslin, Carcross, Ross River, and Faro.
Telehealth technology is currently being used in the Yukon to deliver:
- Continuing education for healthcare professionals
- Telemental health
- Community education
- Therapy services; includes Physio, Occupational and Speech
- Child Development Centre services
- Discharge Planning
- Family visits
- Emergency radiology consults (digital pictures of x-rays are sent to emergency room physicians to assist with management or triage decisions)
- Diabetes education and nutrition counselling and education
- Addictions counselling
A variety of continuing education opportunities are available to Health Care and Allied Health Care Professionals using Telehealth.
Some of these are delivered from within the Yukon while others are delivered from outside the territory.
To confirm attendance at a session or determine the availability of a session contact the Yukon Telehealth Network Coordinator.
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8033