TeleHealth uses video cameras to connect you to health care providers. This means you don’t have to travel to get the care you need.You will be able to see, hear, and talk to your provider through an HIPPA compliant video conferencing system. This will allow you to be your home during your appointment.Just like with any face-to-face appointment, you can have a family member, care provider, or friend accompany you if you wish.
- A “virtual visit” with a health care provider, through a phone call or video chat.
- Visiting virtually can address health issues wherever you are, even from the comfort of home.
- General health care, like wellness visits.
- Prescriptions for medicine.
- Dermatology (skincare)
- Urgent care conditions, such as sinusitis, back pain, urinary tract infections, common rashes, etc.
- Virtual visits minimize commuting, travel in bad weather, time off from work, need for child care, etc.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A TeleHealth visit is just like a regular appointment. You will sit in front of a camera where you will be able to see yourself and your health care provider on the screen once your session begins. Your health care team will ask you questions and work with you to develop a plan of care.
Many patients who live in rural or medically underserved areas may not have access to convenient health care. TeleHealth is a valuable and unique service to get you the care you need, no matter where you live. With a TeleHealth visit, you’ll be able to: stay in your home or office, reduce time spent travelling, avoid contagions that leaving home may expose you to and reduce absence from school/work.
Just like a regular provider’s appointment, your TeleHealth visit will be private and confidential. What you say during your visit is only seen and heard by you and your health care team.
You will be billed for your TeleHealth visit. Many insurers cover TeleHealth services. To find out if your insurance company will cover these services, please contact them directly.