April 9th, 2020

// MCI Medical Clinics Deploys its Vast Resources into Virtual Healthcare

MCI Medical Clinics Deploys its Vast Resources into Virtual Healthcare

TORONTO, April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - MCI Medical Clinics Inc. (the "Company" or "MCI"), one of Canada's largest private primary healthcare providers serving patients in Alberta and Ontario, is pleased to provide the following corporate update on its endeavors to provide the best healthcare services given the current environment marked with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

MCI is rapidly ramping up capacity to provide additional virtual healthcare services via telephone and video chat due to the increase demand for health services generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Contrary to many virtual care services, which charge patients out-of-pocket for their services, MCI's virtual services are 100% OHIP-insured in Ontario, and AHCIP-insured in Alberta. This means patients will not need to pay out-of-pocket to see a doctor. Due to public health warnings to stay at home stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, patients can now seek the care they need without needlessly risking exposure. MCI has mobilized its roster of walk-in, family practice and specialist physicians, to care for patients anywhere in Ontario and Alberta- from Toronto and Calgary to Moosonee and Fort McMurray.

"Canadians have always been able to rely on MCI for fast, effective and thorough care," said Maddie Walker, President and COO of MCI. "We have offered virtual care as an option for years, but due to the current climate it has become clear that we need to do our part to ramp up this initiative, helping our patients to stay home where possible in this unusual time." Mrs. Walker added, "We are proud of our doctors and nurses who stand on the front lines facing this pandemic, and MCI will be doing all it can to support them."

While MCI is fully prepared to care for patients via virtual care, most of the company's 25 physical locations remain open. As frontline healthcare professionals, MCI's doctors and nurses continue to fight for Canadians in person as well as virtually. While many health issues can be resolved via virtual consult, patients who require hands-on care can avoid the hospital ER room by visiting one of MCI's vigilantly sanitized private clinics. MCI is prepared to care for all patients, whether they believe that they have symptoms of COVID-19, or whether they need to seek care for the myriad of health issues that still exist despite the pandemic.

MCI is a Canadian institution that has been serving patients for over 30 years. Every year, over 200 of MCI's walk-in, family practice, and specialist physicians care for nearly 2.4 million Canadians. MCI's services include onsite Occupational Health for corporations, physiotherapy and tele-rehabilitation. These services are complemented by a robust network of healthcare affiliates ranging from dental services to travel medicine. 

Related Links: https://mcithedoctorsoffice.ca/vcontario

SOURCE MCI Medical Clinic

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