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The Advantages of Telehealth and Telemedicine

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life. Not only have health care providers across the country postponed elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus. But what do you do if you still need health care?

Fortunately, Telehealth can help.

 

How Telehealth works

Telehealth — or telemedicine — is a healthcare solution that allows you to meet with your healthcare provider virtually instead of going to the office. Our 100% HIPAA-compliant system uses a two-way, high definition video, so we can talk face-to-face as if we’re in the same room together.

This streamlined approach originally evolved to help expand medical care to men, women, and children living in remote areas. Today more than 76% of hospitals use Telehealth technology, and US employers could save as much as $6 billion a year by making telemedicine technology available to their employees. But the advantages of Telehealth go far beyond financial savings.

 

The benefits of Telehealth

Whether you live close to your doctor or in a rural area, you probably know firsthand that even a routine visit involves wait times of 18 minutes or longer — and that doesn’t even include the time you spend getting there. Telehealth technology eliminates that.

By connecting in a virtual setting, you can expect to:

At the same time, you also reduce your risk of exposure to contagious illnesses, like the common cold, flu, and COVID-19.

Telehealth is also available to patients of all ages, including those in vulnerable health. That makes it an ideal health care solution for everyone, especially when someone cannot leave their home safely but still requires professional attention.

 

What to expect during a Telehealth appointment

To ask us general questions or request an appointment, dial by phone or use the Contact form linked above. After we connect with you by email or phone to schedule a time that works for you, we will email you a link to access a few intake forms through our client portal. This step usually takes up to 15 minutes, and you can always call or email our office for any clarification needed along the way.

Once we've answered all your questions and your intake forms are complete, we will email you the link to our virtual waiting room for your live video session. This is the same link to use for future sessions so feel free to bookmark or otherwise save this special link. 

If you would like to test the link, you can visit our virtual waiting room anytime in advance of your appointment. For ease of use, only your first name is needed when signing into the waiting room.

At the time of your scheduled appointment, please use the same link to sign in to our virtual waiting room with just your first name. You will be admitted to the session promptly to begin your live video session.