Bell and the Royal Ottawa have combined to shrink the distance between doctor and patient.

It’s a highly successful application of telemedicine.

Patients in places like Deep River or Barry’s Bay may have little or no access to mental health services.

The Bell funded initiative means they can speak to a physician at the Royal Ottawa without the lengthy round trip by car.

Telemedicine is a growing field. Consultations up by 80% in the past year.