As small business owners continue to adapt to the diverse impacts of the pandemic, focusing on their own health and that of their employees has become even more challenging to do.
A recent study from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business found that 45 per cent of business owners experienced psychological health issues due to the pandemic and 43 per cent were working significantly more hours than before.
To tackle this problem TELUS is now providing small business owners and their employees on smartphone plans with access to the TELUS Health Virtual Care app-based service at no extra cost.
An easy-to-use mobile app, TELUS Health Virtual Care provides business owners, their employees and families with bilingual, convenient and easy to access health services such as specialist referrals, consultations, prescription renewals, mental health counselling, and lab requests, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“Running a small business has become even more demanding, both physically and mentally, during the last two years. We want to support Canada’s small business community by providing our customers, their employees, and families with a digital health service to conveniently access care where and when it’s needed,” said Navin Arora, Executive Vice-president, TELUS and President, TELUS Business Solutions.
“Small business owners are the heartbeat of our neighbourhoods. They remain dedicated to their work and to their teams even with the difficult challenges they face everyday, which is why we’re committed to bringing them the very best of our leadership in healthcare innovations to support their well-being at a time when they need it most.”
To learn more about TELUS Health Virtual Care for Small Business Mobility customers or to register for TELUS Health Virtual Care with your active smartphone plan, visit telus.com/businessvirtualcare.