Distance is no longer a barrier to the provision of health care, since the Government of Quebec has recently set up Réseaux Universitaires Intégrés de Santé (RUIS), attached to the four Faculties of Medicine in Quebec, including the one in McGill University. Telehealth networks provide specialized health care services to people in remote regions and, in major urban centres, to those unable to visit health care facilities.

With the help of telemedicine, a specialist in Montreal can monitor a patient living as far off as Puvirnituq in Northern Quebec. Here is a report that summarizes telemedicine in RUIS McGill.