If you are experiencing a health emergency, call 911.
Telemedicine is strongly recommended in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as it helps limit potential exposure to those who may be sick.
Telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients without an in-person visit. It uses secure telecommunication technology (software and computers) to connect the patient and the physician. It is frequently used for follow-up visits, medication management, physician consultation, management of chronic conditions and a wide array of other clinical services.
Using telemedicine as an alternative to in-person visits has many benefits:
· No exposure to other potentially contagious patients
· More immediate treatment
· Less time away from work, kids or other important life needs
· No travel time or expenses
Privacy and Security
Because patient data will be transmitted when telemedicine is used, we employ strict healthcare policies that meet healthcare regulations. We utilize a special technology solution that encrypts all data for patient protection.
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Telemedicine is an important and rapidly growing healthcare delivery method. There are over 200 telemedicine networks and 3,500 service sites in the U.S. alone, and more than half of all U.S. hospitals now use some form of telemedicine.
Yes. Telemedicine is governed by strict healthcare regulations and is guided by medical best practices. It has been confirmed by decades of research to be a safe, cost-effective and convenient way to receive healthcare services.
Not every condition is conducive to treatment via a video visit, so you should speak with one of our health care providers about your specific needs when setting up your telemedicine visit.
Patients with a basic familiarity with online apps should be able to quickly understand how to use our telehealth application. The software is designed to be as easy to use as other familiar modern applications.
In most cases, telemedicine services are covered by insurance; however, we recommend contacting your insurance company prior to your first telemedicine visit to confirm your coverage.
Telemedicine may not be used in all situations, for example, it probably would not be appropriate for those which require a physical examination, but you can use telemedicine for many non-threatening health care concerns, such as an ear infection or common cold. It is often useful for follow up visits and visits to renew medications. Telemedicine visits are structured similarly to an in-person visit with a physician.