Hearing a lot about telehealth lately? It’s not a coincidence. Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies.
Telehealth allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. It’s a great way to get the health care you need while practicing social distancing.
In this short video, the HHS.gov, offers 5 tips you should about Telehealth before exploring that option…
What types of care can I get using telehealth?
You might be surprised by the variety of care you can get through telehealth. Your doctor will decide whether telehealth is right for your health needs.
If you need care — especially during COVID-19 — it’s worth checking to see what your telehealth options are.
For example, you may be able to get:
- General health care, like wellness visits
- Prescriptions for medicine
- Dermatology (skin care)
- Eye exams
- Nutrition counseling
- Mental health counseling
- Urgent care conditions, such as sinusitis, back pain, urinary tract infections, common rashes, etc.
Benefits of telehealth
Although virtual visits may not be as common as traditional in person doctor’s appointments, there are a lot of benefits that explain why this type of care is growing in popularity.
- Reduces everyone’s exposure to COVID-19
- No need to commute, travel in bad weather, take as much time off of work, or arrange child care
- Often able to see a doctor more quickly, sometimes same-day
- Ability to address health issues, often without leaving your home
- Easier to access specialists who live outside of your area
Telehealth isn’t a perfect fit for everyone or every medical condition. Make sure you discuss any disadvantages or risks with your doctor.
For any question about getting telehealth services with us, call or text 407-292-9812.
Disclaimer: The reference to named video- and text-based communications in this blog is intended for informational only; and not intended as an endorsement of telehealth services or substitute for professional advice. If you need telehealth services or have an emergency, please consult your doctor or dial 911.