Virtual drivers' medicals coming for some seniors over 75

    Thursday, 27 June 2024 12:29

    By Tonya Organ

    Residents aged 75 years or older who do not have a primary care provider and are registered on Patient Connect NL can now request a drivers’ medical examination appointment, which will be provided via the Teladoc virtual care service.

    Government is expanding the coverage for drivers’ medical examinations for eligible seniors to include exams performed through the Newfoundland and Labrador Virtual Care Program. Residents aged 75 years or older who do not have a primary care provider and are registered on Patient Connect NL can now request a drivers’ medical examination appointment, which will be provided via the Teladoc virtual care service. Teladoc providers will complete the drivers’ medical examination report and will also coordinate in-person completion of a guided physical and eye examination. The cost of the drivers’ medical examination, for eligible patients, is covered as an insured service. Residents must be registered on Patient Connect NL to request a drivers’ medical examination appointment. To register for Patient Connect, visit https://patientconnect.nlchi.nl.ca or call at 1-833-913-4679. 

     

     

     

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