Winnipeg insurance firm now covers video doctor visits

A Winnipeg insurance provider appears to be the first in Canada to let its clients claim virtual doctor appointments, getting prescriptions and other primary care without the patients leaving their homes or offices.

Johnston Group is partnering with Teladoc Health, an international company that offers phone or video consultation with a doctor, to offer virtual visits as part of their most popular insurance plan.

“We know that virtual health and telemedicine is something that’s becoming more and more attractive to Canadians,” Johnston Group CEO Dave Angus said.

“I think there is demand, because some of the issues of having to wait to get in to see a doctor.”