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Telehealth Ontario

Newcomers can get information about illnesses, injuries and other health conditions from a confidential Ontario government telephone service that connects callers with a registered nurse 24 hours a day, every day of the week.

The service is free and available to residents who do not have Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage. Individuals with a family doctor can also use Telehealth. Information is provided in English and French, with interpretation support in other 110 other languages.

The Telehealth number is: 1-866-797-0000.

Individuals with speech or hearing difficulties can call a TTY (Teletype) number at Telehealth: 1-866-797-0007.

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Telehealth Questions & Answers
Information about when to call Telehealth: the type of information you can expect, if drugs can be prescribed, and where to get more information.

Telehealth Ontario
A general overview of Telehealth: what it is, how it works, and why it was introduced in Ontario.

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