SARDC Health & Wellness Update: Novel Coronavirus
Alberta Government Announcement
The Alberta government recently announced that they would be activating temporary billing codes to allow for telephone and video screening visits during the outbreak. This will allow physicians in Alberta to see patients under the Alberta provincial health plan.
Students’ Association of Red Deer College Working For You
To continue providing the best health and wellness services for students, we’ve provided some information about the virtual care providers. Using these virtual clinic platforms allows physicians in Alberta to launch virtual care capabilities from their home, office, or clinic.
All students on your campus that are Alberta residents with a valid Alberta health card will have the ability to speak to a doctor via video chat, on their phone, tablet or computer, and have a covered COVID-19 screening!
Virtual Care Providers
We have compiled the list of virtual care providers that provide online doctor’s visits and that allow for direct billing to Alberta health insurance plan:
- Purpose Med: https://purposemed.com/
- 19check – an online COVID-19 assessment (https://www.19check.com/)
- Babylon (Telus App) (https://www.telus.com/en/on/health/personal/babylon/about-us)
- COVID-19 – Government of Alberta (https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx)
*During a COVID-19 screening visit, a doctor will speak with you over audio or video and assess your symptoms and risk for possible coronavirus infection. The doctors providing the screenings will not be issuing prescriptions for medications. If, based on your screening, the physician is concerned about your risk of COVID-19 infection, they will advise you on next steps in line with Alberta Health Services guidance. You can visit the Alberta Health Services website here for live updates: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
Please call Health Link 811 if instructed
|Virtual Care Providers||COVID-19 Screening covered by Alberta Government||General Practitioners Covered By Alberta Government||Free COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool|
|Babylon – Telus||Yes||Yes||No|
Please visit the above sites to register for the service and book your appointment/screening from the convenience of your home!
Please know that all links and services are available through mystudentplan.ca or directly through myvirtualdoctor.ca.
Please know the Students’ Association of Red Deer College is here for you and will continue to explore ways we can support you.