Telus Babylon Health App Launches in Saskatchewan for Virtual Doctor Appointments
Babylon by Telus Health offers virtual doctor appointments and has now launched in Saskatchewan.
According to Telus, residents in Saskatchewan can now “book appointments with our fully-licensed doctors and receive treatment advice, prescriptions, and specialist referrals as needed.”
Also new in an update to Babylon is a feature called Healthcheck, now available to all for free. Healthcheck allows users to “complete a free health assessment in under 15 minutes to start improving your well-being.”
The update for Babylon released on Thursday also adds French support, when you change your device language “Francais”.
Telus Health started reaching out to physicians in Saskatchewan this spring, part of a recruitment process for the Babylon app.
Leave me alone, Babylon! I’m a proud #Saskatchewan family physician who believes in continuity of care with a dedicated provider. pic.twitter.com/ZJJ6pksuzz
— Carla Holinaty (@Carlainsask) April 29, 2020
Some doctors have opposed the Babylon app, citing support for public healthcare instead of a private system.
Babylon virtual doctor appointments are free if you are covered under provincial health insurance plans (MSP, AHCIP, OHIP, Saskatchewan Health). Those not covered will need to pay $65 per consultation, with payment options available within the app.
Babylon from Telus Health is also available in British Columbia (covered under MSP), Alberta and Ontario. Recently, a Babylon by Telus Health clinic opened in downtown Vancouver to allow users to see a physician in-person.
Download links: Babylon for iOS; Babylon for Google Play