Healthcare has never been more accessible than it is today. Changing the way we think and learn about our health, Telehealth has become the new norm, especially post-quarantine. For those of us who don’t know, Telehealth brings health services to you, all from the comfort of your home. The service covers a wide range of services like: healthcare visits, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, and even dentistry!
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Telehealth has changed how we obtain care. While being socially isolated from each other, Telehealth brought us platforms like Felix which has made healthcare that much more convenient. Virtual consultations have become the new norm, and it’s good to know there’s a number you can call for non-emergent healthcare concerns.
Telehealth is not only our healthcare hotline, they are also addressing stigma in Canada’s health system, ultimately improving our quality of life.
How Does Telehealth Help Canadians
It can be uncomfortable discussing your health with your doctor. For some, even picking up a certain prescription from the pharmacy can be daunting. Many common health concerns still have so much stigma attached to them. When it comes to dating and sexual health, the list of “taboo” topics is extremely long.
Kyle Zien CEO of Felix says, “there is an avoidance curve surrounding some sexual health related categories. Sometimes embarrassment and stigma can prevent patients from receiving the care they need.”
With Telehealth, services are much more convenient for people with limited mobility, time or transportation options. It helps to empower patients to ask the questions, and talk about their sexual health issues without feeling judged. All while enhancing the communication and coordination of care between members of the health care team and the patient.
“COVID-19 gave us an opportunity to step in and provide a service for the country and the community. But also for many to try Telehealth for the first time and really experience the benefits from it ,” says Kyle Zien.
The virtual care industry is fairly new, but is working improving accessibility and breaking common misconceptions about healthcare, and more specifically sexual health.
Felix: Virtual Health Care
In the post-pandemic era, dating while remaining in control of your health is made simple with Felix. This end-to-end platform can get you prescriptions for lifestyle medications through an online visit with a licensed Canadian doctor. You’ll have the option to ship your medication directly to your home.
“A big component of Felix is convenient. As people are coming out of COVID-19 they are also going into different social environment for the first time in a little over a year. Virtual care can really help when it comes to dating environments. Now that people can get back normal a dating life sexual health is the first thing that comes to mind. Being on top of your health wether that be birth control, skin care, or mental health the more people are able to feel like the best versions of themselves without the stigmas attached,” says Kyle Zien.
You’ll be surprised the impact that addressing these stigmatized health conditions can have on your overall confidence as we navigate new relationships post-pandemic. Felix enhances your medical experience by creating a safe, discrete, online space for patients to talk about concerns that they would otherwise be shy to speak about.
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