OnCall Health Raises $2M CAD Seed Round to Accelerate Adoption of Virtual Care in Healthcare Systems

OnCall’s platform improves access to healthcare for patients consulting
with mental health, primary care, medical cannabis, pharmaceutical and
disability insurance industries.

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OnCall
Health
, a platform that provides simple, secure virtual care
technology and services for healthcare providers, today announced it has
raised $2 million CAD ($1.5M USD) in seed funding to expand its
operations in North America. The round was led by Ripple
Ventures
with participation from Panache Ventures, Stout Street
Capital, and Maple Leaf Angels.

OnCall’s secure virtual care (telemedicine) technology facilitates video
or text-based consultations for healthcare practices, and streamlines
procedures required to maintain patient privacy. Through OnCall’s
encryption and dedicated technical support, healthcare practitioners
like doctors, nurses or counsellors can effectively expand and improve
access to their services.

Patients
are demanding
a more convenient way to interact with their trusted
healthcare providers using personal devices, as the majority of
healthcare appointments do
not need to be in person
,” said Nicholas Chepesiuk, CEO and Founder
of OnCall Health. “Healthcare providers often lack the security,
technology and technical support to integrate virtual care into their
practice — that is the problem OnCall is focused on solving. We believe
that virtual care technology will soon be as common as electronic
medical records in the healthcare provider’s toolkit.”

Currently, OnCall facilitates over 10,000 healthcare video appointments
per month and works with more than 300 healthcare organizations across
North America including Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), hospitals,
mental health and addictions treatment centres, medical cannabis clinics
and disability management firms. Notable clients include the Centre
for Addiction & Mental Health
(CAMH), Calgary
West Central Primary Care Network
, GrowWise
Health
and Wellpoint
in Canada, and Pyramid
Healthcare
and ACI
Specialty Benefits
in the United States.

“At Wellpoint, we are using OnCall to provide our clients with new and
advanced methods of health service delivery in industries and areas that
have typically been averse to virtual health solutions,” said Rudy
Mancini, Vice President Strategy and Innovation at Wellpoint Health.
“Through implementing OnCall, Wellpoint has seen an increase in revenue,
utilization and engagement.”

OnCall’s web and mobile platform helps healthcare systems limit the
overhead of physical clinic locations and hardware installations, while
enabling them to launch or expand revenue-generating virtual health
programs. OnCall complies with all relevant healthcare privacy
legislation including PHIPA and PIPEDA in Canada, and HIPAA in the
United States.

About OnCall Health
OnCall Health is a virtual care platform
that is licensed to healthcare providers to use with their patients.
Founded in 2016, the company provides technology and services including
security, support, analytics, and white label branding to more than 300
healthcare organizations. For more information, please visit www.oncallhealth.ca
or www.oncallhealth.us.
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