Virtual care, including phone and video visits, was introduced during the pandemic to help physicians and patients stay connected. This has helped to reduce in-person visits and keep more of your patients at home, as recommended by public health officials. In-person visits can continue, of course, when clinically preferable or more comfortable for your patient.
Doctors Manitoba and Manitoba Health have agreed on virtual visit tariffs. The government has only approved these tariffs for use during the pandemic. Doctors Manitoba is working to make virtual visits permanent after the pandemic passes.