Telehealth Ontario to Include Smoking Cessation Services

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Starting in October, Ontarians will have easy access to registered nurses and supports to quit smoking through Telehealth Ontario, in combination with other services and health information already offered, including professional medical advice, nutrition counselling and referrals to mental health and addictions support. 

Telehealth Ontario is a free and confidential service for health advice and information 24 hours a day, seven days a week in more than 300 languages. Through the service, registered nurses assess health issues, provide advice and direct callers to the most appropriate care over the telephone. This can also include putting the caller in contact with other health professionals or services.

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