TELUS Business Providing TELUS Health Virtual Care Service For Small Businesses

As small business owners continue to innovate, pivot, and adapt to keep their dreams and businesses alive throughout the pandemic, focusing on their health and the health of their employees and families has become even more challenging. To support the well-being of the small business community, TELUS Business is now offering TELUS Health Virtual Care at no extra cost to customers on a Small Business smartphone plan, to help improve access to physical and mental health support. As Canada’s leading healthcare technology company, TELUS is committed to leveraging the power of technology to deliver connected solutions and services to improve access to care for all Canadians. 

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business found that 45 per cent of business owners experienced psychological health issues due to the pandemic and 43 per cent were working significantly more hours than before. Two years later, business owners still continue to face these obstacles. With access to TELUS Health’s app-based virtual healthcare service, business owners, their employees, and families can better prioritize their overall well-being and mitigate these risks. 

With fewer than 10 per cent of Canadian small businesses currently offering virtual care as a benefit to staff, TELUS Health Virtual Care enables small business owners, their staff, and families to access bilingual virtual healthcare support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the country. Through the easy-to-use mobile app, business owners and their families can proactively take care of their health with access to services such as specialist referrals, consultations, prescription renewals, and lab requests. Equally important, they will also have access to mental health support through counselling to ensure employees and owners alike can get help for any challenges they may face. With eight in 10 individuals agreeing that virtual care can help them avoid missing work, by supporting the mental and physical health of their teams, small businesses can reduce absenteeism, increase productivity, and grow a healthier, happier workforce while they navigate the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.

TELUS Health Virtual Care launched in spring 2021, providing nation-wide, on-demand physical and mental healthcare delivered with a human touch. TELUS is the only telecommunications company in Canada offering access to a virtual care service at no extra cost for Small Business customers, a value of more than $1,200 for a 10 employee business on a 24-month smartphone plan. By combining the power of its national reach and more than a decade of expertise within the Canadian healthcare technology ecosystem, TELUS is delivering a unique, national, employer-focused service that helps improve the health and well-being of small business owners, their employees, and families.

To learn more about TELUS Health Virtual Care for Small Business Mobility customers or to register for TELUS Health Virtual Care with your active smartphone plan, visit telus.com/businessvirtualcare

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