Our Emergency Center utilizes Telemedicine to provide highly specialized stroke care. This is good news for our patients and the community seeking advanced care for stroke. Telemedicine provides real and expert healthcare using advanced telecommunications technology and specially adapted equipment. This technology enables expert medical specialists from any location in the country to evaluate, diagnose and treat McKenzie Health System patients quickly. Telemedicine devices are no longer a novelty, but are now part of standard medical practice used daily all over the world.
The Michigan Telemedicine Network
The St. John Providence Health System (SJPHS), Borgess Medical Center, and St. Mary’s of Michigan have combined to create the Telemedicine Network, to connect certified stroke centers with smaller, rural hospitals throughout Michigan to expedite treatment for patients.
Specialists at these centers are connected via advanced robotic technology to the McKenzie Health System ER, to help evaluate and treat patients. The connection to these Primary Stroke Centers is available 24 hours a day.
Stroke requires immediate emergency treatment and the Telemedicine network at McKenzie Health System helps minimize delays. This improves the opportunities for treatment and ultimately to improve outcomes for patients.
At the first sign of stroke McKenzie Health System is ready for you
Learn the many warning signs of a stroke. Call 9-1-1 immediately at any sign of a stroke.
McKenzie Health System offers access to the St. John Providence Telemedicine Program to bring world class mental healthcare to you. Patients receive treatment from St. John Providence for a variety of disorders without leaving the community. Upon referral by your primary provider, you will be contacted by the Virtual Care Intake Coordinator within 24 to 48 hours to schedule your appointment and answer any questions.
When you arrive for your appointment, McKenzie medical staff will escort you to a treatment room and you will be connected remotely to the doctor at St. John Providence in Detroit. You will be able to clearly see and speak with the physician and they will be able to see and speak to you in return. In addition, they will be able to listen to your heart and perform other diagnostic functions.
McKenzie Telepsychiatry Services are available at:
McKenzie Health System Outpatient Clinic
120 Delaware Street
Sandusky, MI 48471
Physician Referral Required
Telepyschiatry Services are available upon referral by your primary provider. Call the Virtual Clinic Intake Coordinator at 844-576-9226 for information about the referral process or speak directly with your primary physician.
Not all conditions lend themselves to effective Telepsychiatry services. However, it may be an excellent means of treatment for: