Guide to Virtual Visits with your Pediatrician2021-01-11T00:25:12-05:00

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Welcome to Kidcrew Virtual Medicine

Book your virtual visit with the touch of a button.

Speak to an expert pediatrician in the comfort and safety of your home.

Covered for Ontario children age 0-18 years.

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Guide to Virtual Visits

KIDCREW • YOUR ONE STOP FOR KIDS HEALTH™

** UPDATED December 2020 EDITION **

Please do not ignore any of your child’s health concerns.

In the face of a global pandemic and all our daily challenges with this new reality – many parents are telling us they don’t want to bother us with seemingly less important health issues.

Your child’s health is our highest priority, so please don’t delay, and contact us if you have any concerns or health issues to address, however small. We have a team of pediatricians to help and are not too busy.

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We are available and please understand delaying health care could make the problem worse or lead to further complications.

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Virtual Visits Information and Resources

Kidcrew virtual visits are also available to any child 0-18 years of age in Ontario. You are welcome to book your virtual visit quickly and easily. Virtual visits will allow you to speak to a pediatrician in the comfort and safety of your home.  You do not need to be a current Kidcrew patient to access the virtual care team.

Virtual Visit Checklist

Before your visit, ensure you have your child’s OHIP card, and a phone handy for audio or video call. Ensure an English speaking caregiver is available.

Your Virtual Visit Guide

Ensure your child’s illness is caught early with no delay. Learn more about virtual visits and how they can provide peace of mind and keep your family healthy.

Benefits of Virtual Visits

Virtual visits are easy and accessible. Receive a pediatric assessment in the comfort and safety of your home at a time that is convenient for your family.

Privacy and Virtual Visits

We take your privacy very seriously. Your data is kept strictly confidential in accordance with the Personal Health Information Act (PHIPA).

Virtual Visit FAQs

Virtual visits can be used to answer questions about your child’s health and wellbeing, review symptoms, and develop management strategies.

Prescriptions, Testing, and Referrals

Our pediatricians can review medications renewals and prescribe new medications as required. We can determine if any investigations or referrals are recommended.

Hi, I’m Dr. Dina Kulik

Virtual medicine has transformed how we deliver expert pediatric care.

Kidcrew is so excited to offer virtual care to any child age 0-18 years in Ontario and we are eager to help ensure your family stays healthy and happy!

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Dr. Dina Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

Dr. Dina is a Pediatrician and Emergency Medicine Doctor. Founder and Director of Kidcrew.

Your Questions About Virtual Care Visits with a Pediatrician

Connect with your doctor by video or phone. See your pediatrician or health-care provider via secure video or phone, from the safety of your home, or on-the-go via tablet or smartphone. Didn’t find your answer, contact us! .. or book a virtual care visit.

My pediatrician is unavailable, are you accepting new patients?2021-01-15T20:26:33-05:00

We are accepting Virtual Visits 7 days a week with one of our Pediatricians on call. Don’t hesitate to contact a health care provider for any health issue. We are available – with same-day visits – and please understand delaying health care could make the problem worse or lead to further complications. Click to Book a Virtual Appointment.

Can I speak with a pediatrician online?2021-01-11T00:18:18-05:00

Yes, you can speak with a doctor by phone or video call.

We have pediatricians available 7 days a week, with same-day visits!

Your child’s health is our highest priority, so please don’t delay, and contact us if you have any concerns or health issues to address, however small. We have a team of pediatricians to help and are not too busy.

Available to any child in Ontario, and covered by OHIP.

We can, when needed, book a same-day virtual visit – Click to book a virtual visit.

Can a virtual care physician prescribe medication?2020-12-29T23:15:03-05:00

Yes. A physician practicing virtual medicine can order medications, as well as order investigations such as blood work and imaging.

What conditions is virtual care good for?2020-12-29T23:15:31-05:00

Virtual care can help manage common health issues such as illness, minor trauma, and injuries, mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression, chronic health conditions, behavioral concerns in children, and even more complex heath conditions. Virtual medicine can decrease the need for an in-person visit for rash review and medication refills.

What is the difference between virtual healthcare and telemedicine/telehealth?2020-12-29T23:15:24-05:00

Virtual healthcare is the provision of real-time medical care via a mobile device.

Telemedicine/telehealth refers to the process of diagnosing and treating conditions remotely, while virtual healthcare encompasses not only the connection between patient and physician but also the on-demand access to a broad range of non-clinical or non-physician services.

For example, Kidcrew virtual care enables patients to access mental health care and therapy, in addition to physician services.

What is a medical virtual care visit?2020-12-19T23:15:06-05:00

Virtual doctor visits are simply doctor-patient meetings that happen over the phone or video call. With the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, virtual visits with your pediatrician or physician are much safer.

When possible, a doctor visit by phone or video-call allows for easy and timely access to care, conveniently and safely, whether from home or work, and regardless of the time of day.

Kidcrew has pediatricians on call 7 days a week – weekdays, from 8 am to 8 pm, weekends 9 am to 3 pm. Same-day visits. Click to Book a Virtual Appointment.

What are the pros of virtual health care?2020-12-30T22:02:40-05:00

1. Virtual health care can lower healthcare costs
2. Increases efficiency
3. Provides patients better access to healthcare services
4. Healthier, happier patients
5. More convenient and accessible patient care
6. Access from remote areas
7. Can provide care to patients with decreased mobility
8. Helps reduce unnecessary emergency room visits
9. Quicker and more convenient access to a clinician
10. Increased engagement from patients which can encourage healthier behavior by patients.
11. Decreased barrier to care. Patients feel more empowered to seek advice from their healthcare practitioner as it is easier to reach them.
12. Improved prevention. Virtual care can lead to an assessment of early warning signs for illness and can enable follow up appointments to ensure improvement in health status.
13. Better quality of care. Patients can address health concerns quickly with real-time urgent consultations. This patient-centered care increases patient satisfaction.

How can virtual care alleviate mental health concerns?2020-12-29T23:12:31-05:00

There is a growing burden of mental health concerns amongst patients. Mental health and therapy services can be difficult to access, especially in remote or underserviced areas. In addition, many patients feel insecure about accessing mental health services due to the stigma associated with mental health challenges. Virtual mental health care can alleviate these concerns.

Does virtual health care save the patient money and time?2020-12-29T23:12:43-05:00

Yes. Accessing virtual healthcare minimizes the burden of missing work and school for healthcare visits. Barriers such as commute time, parking costs, and time away from work and school improve the patient experience and better value for your time.

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