In the wake of the COVID-19 strains on the healthcare system, Canadians are searching for alternate channels to meet their mental and physical healthcare needs. If you have a family doctor, you are lucky. Those with a family doctor are more satisfied (75%) with their level of access to care than those without (45%). 

So where are Canadians turning to access mental and physical healthcare advice, care, and support? They are accessing Walk-in Clinics and the growing number of Virtual Health Care providers.

Advanis, in our latest self-sponsored study - Alternative Channels to Healthcare - talked to over 1000 adult Canadians aged 18+ (November 23 to December 3, 2022) to understand their overall satisfaction with Canada’s healthcare system, their willingness to pay for alternative health services, and their interest in a holistic practice focused on using technology for preventive healthcare. 

Advanis Alternative Channels to Healthcare study highlights include: 
  • Satisfaction with access is significantly higher among those who have a family doctor (75%) than those who don’t (45%).
  • Over 7 in 10 individuals rely on walk-in clinics to some extent to care for their health and many have used or plan to use virtual care services.
  • Interest in holistic practices and preventive care is higher among those with benefits if it's offered through employer benefits (80%). 
Please click on this link to learn more about our Advanis’ Alternative Channels to Healthcare study findings amongst Canadians. 

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