TELUS will commit $5 million to nationally expand the company’s Health for Good program.
The initiative works to provide health care in vulnerable and underserved communities across the country with mobile health ‘clinics on wheels.’
The majority of the Mobile Health Clinics will be equipped with TELUS Health’s electronic medical record (EMR) technology and TELUS LTE Wi-Fi network technology.
The clinics will each also come with a blood pressure machine, a thermometer and pulse oximeter, otoscope and ophthalmoscope, emergency and harm reduction supplies, and a vaccination fridge for immunizations and lab specimens.
“At TELUS, a cornerstone of our passionate social purpose is our heartfelt commitment to enabling better health outcomes for our fellow Canadians, which is why we have expanded our TELUS Health for Good program nationally,” said Darren Entwistle, president and CEO of TELUS, in a statement,
Health for Good currently operates in Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, and Vancouver.
The program will be expanding to 10 communities in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia by 2019.
Once fully operational, the program will provide health care for more than 20,000 Canadians annually.