HEiDi and RUDi, associated real time virtual support pathways, and opportunities to contribute.

Posted 2 years ago
The way we provide emergency care is rapidly evolving. The EM community is leading provincial health system transformation through new real-time support platforms. The services below are playing a pivotal role in providing exceptional emergency care, everywhere. Want to learn more about how to access these services? Please visit www.bcemergencymedicinenetwork.ca or  www.rccbc/rtvs.


Services available now with

RUDi (Rural Urgent Doctors in-aid)
24/7 virtual support for rural physicians from rural generalists.

HEiDi (HealthLInk BC Emergency iDoctor-in-assistance)
Virtual EM physicians supporting 811 nurses. Empowers patients to safely avoid hospital visits.


Associated services with leadership from other groups in BC

ROS∙e (Rural Outreach Support)
24/7 intensivist virtual support, for urgent, non-urgent, or chronic conditions.

Rural Virtual Care Platform Access
Access to Zoom licenses for rural physicians and nurse practitioners.

First Nations & Rural Virtual Doctor of the Day
Primary health care for all BC First Nations citizens. Clients call 1-855-344-3800 to book an appointment.


The BC EM Network is involved in the implementation and evaluation of the virtual services listed above. This broad Real-Time Support program is only possible through collaboration between the Rural Coordination Center of BC, The BC Emergency Medicine Network, the First Nations Health Authority, HealthlinkBC, and Section of Emergency Medicine.

Section of Emergency Medicine members are encouraged to get involved. For more information, please contact Kendall Ho at kendall.ho@ubc.ca.

Thank-you for your interest, we have had more applications than positions available.  If more opportunities arise, we will update the SEM  so it may update it’s members.