TELEMEDICINE VIRTUAL VISITS
WHAT IS TELEMEDICINE?
Telemedicine uses video cameras and monitors to connect you your health care provider who is not located near you, meaning you don't have to travel to get the care you need.
You will be able to see, hear, and talk to your doctor at their clinic through video-conferencing, allowing you to be at a medical facility, your home, or another location.
Just like with any face-to-face appointment, you can have a family member, care provider, or friend accompany you if you wish.
How Does a Telemedicine Appointment Work?
A telemedicine appointment 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. These appointments are also called virtual visits.
Your health care provider will ask you questions and work with you to develop a plan of care, providing the same quality of care you would get in a face-to-face visit.
You can start your Virtual Visit using:
a computer & webcam, or
a smartphone or tablet (mobile device)
Can I Receive Prescriptions Using Telemedicine?
Yes, your doctor can prescribe medications and send them to your pharmacy according to your symptoms.
Your doctor can also order imaging exams such as X-rays , ultrasounds, CT-Scans and also laboratory blood exams if necessary.
If your doctor decides you need to be seen in person at the clinic she will let you know and schedule an in person follow-up appointment.