What alternatives to in-person practitioners are there?
Online Healthcare Services
We can look into telehealth services (e.g. TiaHealth, online counselling services) or ask clinics if they offer online/by-phone appointments.
We can also consider services that provide requisitions online (e.g. Get Checked Online).
Finding peer-led support (e.g. organizations, online resources, workshops, community support) can also be more accessible and less intimidating. It can also be a great source of guidance, validation, and information.
Support that works for us
Many of us have connections to and find support from culturally affirming “traditional” medicines, spirituality, and self-medication.