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Well.ca launches a new patient education portal to drive access to information on emerging and innovative care

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 23, 2019 - Well.ca today announced the launch of a new patient education portal, providing patients with a trusted source for therapeutic guidance on new and emerging approaches to care.

Through this portal, patients will be able to virtually connect with wellness professionals for a variety of personalized services, conveniently delivered through telehealth. The portal is available in Ontario and will be launched in the rest of Canada soon.

Health professionals will be available to advise on:

  • Naturopathic medicine;
  • Nutrition;
  • Pregnancy and parenting;
  • Mindfulness;
  • Food sensitivity testing;
  • Sleep; and,
  • Medical cannabis.

"Our customers are looking for real-time access to a variety of diversified health and wellness professionals. As patient therapies are becoming increasingly complex and multi-faceted, our goal is to enhance the education and support that patients receive," said Rebecca McKillican, CEO, Well.ca. "Our nurse educators, allied health professionals, and other care providers can provide personalized guidance and recommendations, as well as answer questions related to emerging therapies."

To facilitate patient access to medically-reviewed information related to the use and therapeutic implications of medical cannabis, Well.ca has partnered with licensed producers to co-create content.

Under current regulations, pharmacists in Canada cannot dispense medical cannabis from a pharmacy.

About Well.ca

Well.ca is a proudly Canadian company that's passionate about our customers, our business, and the products we offer. At Well.ca, we believe that Canadians should never have to compromise on the health, wellness, baby and beauty products that they choose for themselves and their families. With over 40,000 curated products, thousands of peer reviews, and Canada's largest assortment of green and natural brands, we make it easy to make choices you can trust. Well.ca is a wholly owned subsidiary of McKesson Canada.

About McKesson Canada

Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.