Montreal, Quebec, August 2020 – As measures related to COVID-19 have impacted access to medical services across Canada, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) recognizes that supporting students’ well-being is more important than ever, and is taking steps to ensure that our members have health-care resources available whenever they need them.
As part of this commitment, SSMU has partnered with the student Health & Dental Plan administrator, Studentcare, to present Dialogue, an online service that quickly connects SSMU Health Plan members virtually with nurses and physicians for medical consultations via chat, video, or phone. It will be offered to members at no additional charge from September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.
“Dialogue is available from anywhere in Canada 24/7 for minor emergencies, which means that students don’t have to wait in line at a clinic,” says Lev Bukhman, Founder and CEO of Studentcare. “At a time when access to traditional in-person health-care services may be restricted, it offers medical care that is free of charge, private, and secure.”
Through Dialogue, SSMU Health Plan members will be able to seek support from medical professionals online for questions about mental health, infections, prescriptions, specialist referrals, lab requests, and more. “We’re looking forward to introducing this service to our members to help them get the care they need during these challenging times,” says Jemark Earle, SSMU President.
SSMU Health Plan members can download the Dialogue Health app onto their smartphone from the Apple App Store or Google Play or access it online at dialogue.co/signup-studentcare.