U of M Testing Virtual Mental Health Care for Rural Manitobans

The University of Manitoba is testing new ways to allow rural Manitobans to access mental health care. The ‘Virtual Care’ technology is currently a pilot project the U of M is implementing to bridge remote communication strategies and adults patients. Jennifer Hensel, the newly appointed medical director of adult elemental health services by the U of M psychiatry department, has stressed the limited accessibilities in rural and remote communities of the province and believes that this service could greatly benefit those in need. These strategies could elevate the overall level of mental health care services the province as a whole receives.

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