Specialist Link tele-advice will continue to be available to family physicians and nurse practitioners during the holiday season but some services will have limited availability.
All services will be closed on statutory holidays, as usual, which means tele-advice will not be available on Monday, December 27, Tuesday, December 28 and Monday, January 3.
Please click here to view a graphic of the Specialist Link holiday schedule, or see below for a list of tele-advice services that are also closed as detailed below:
Anesthesiology: Also closed Wednesday, December 29 to Friday, December 31
Child and adolescent psychology: Also closed Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31
Community pediatrician: Also closed Friday, December 24
Endocrinology: Also closed Monday, December 20 to Friday, December 31
General surgery: Closed Monday, December 20 to Friday, December 31
OB internal medicine: Also closed Wednesday, December 29 to Friday, December 31
Obstetrics and gynecology: Also closed Friday, December 24 to Friday, December 31
Orthopedic surgery: Also closed Wednesday, December 29 to Friday, December 31
Pediatric and adult otolaryngology: Also closed Monday, December 27 to Monday, January 3
Chronic Pain: Also closed Wednesday, December 29 to Monday, January 10
Specialist Link tele-advice, which is available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (selected services close at 4 p.m.), connects specialists with family doctors in real time. Requesting tele-advice is simple; doctors or their team members can visit specialistlink.ca and click on the relevant button or call 403-910-2551. Physicians can expect to receive a call-back within one hour.