TimelyMD and Instructure expand access to virtual care through Canvas LMS

FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Timely®the first virtual health and wellness solution in higher education, and Structurethe creator of Canvas Learning Management Systemtoday announced a partnership to expand access to virtual care for students.

Through seamless integration, learners at schools served by both TimelyMD and Instructure will now have access to much-needed medical and mental health services directly within Canvas, reducing friction and increasing opportunities for care at times likely to increase stress. Whenever students are in class and feeling sick or stressed, they can click the TimelyCare button directly in Canvas and be connected with a doctor, nurse practitioner or counselor within minutes.

Mental health continues to be a particular concern for students and campus leaders. Nine out of 10 students recently said there was a real mental health crisis on campus. The mental health of students is also most pressing problem for college and university presidents, according to the American Council on Education. A recent report from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation found that three-quarters of undergraduate students who considered quitting in the past six months said emotional stress was a reason.

“About 40% of all mental health visits through TimelyCare are after hours, and we know academics are a big source of stress. It’s important to meet students where they are and to provide as many pathways to care as possible, said Luke Hejl, CEO and Co-Founder of TimelyMD. “Focusing on academics and taking care of yourself are not mutually exclusive. We are grateful to Instructure for embracing TimelyMD’s mission to improve student health and well-being by making virtual care available through Canvas.

This partnership complements traditional on-campus medical, mental health and wellness offerings by providing students with a virtual option to seek care in an academic setting.

“Instructure is thrilled to partner with TimelyMD to expand access to medical and mental health care for learners around the world,” said Tara Gunther, vice president of partnerships at Instructure. to provide students with equitable access to health care.

About Timely MD

TimelyMD is the leading virtual health and wellness solution for higher education. Its mission is to improve student well-being by making virtual medical and mental health care accessible anytime, anywhere. TimelyMD’s virtual care platform, TimelyCare, includes a range of services including mental health counselling, on-demand emotional support, medical care, psychiatric care, health coaching, foundation, guidance for faculty and staff, and digital self-care content. Visit opportune.md to learn how TimelyMD is inspiring the digital transformation of campus health and the future of student care.

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