What can ECHO do for Patients?


Patients can benefit from ECHO sessions as follows:

  • Get high quality care close to home from healthcare providers they know and trust
  • No need to wait months to access care
  • Eliminate the need for travel back and forth to hospitals and clinics (especially important in rural and remote communities)
  • Reduce the cost of accessing specialist medical care
  • Less travel = less wasted money
  • Less travel = less impact on family and work life
  • Opportunity for continuity of care within their medical home
  • Fewer visits to specialists saves co-pay and insurance fees