What is telehealth?
Telehealth is an easy to use way to receive quality medical care virtually rather than in person.
The process is simple. After you request a virtual appointment, your provider sends an invite to join a video or phone conference. You will then meet your provider from the comfort of your home on the date and time specified in your invitation.
In addition to receiving high-quality health care without going to the doctor’s office, there’s another benefit: You don’t have to be in the same location as your physician.
If you live a distance from your primary care physician or specialist, you can still get the medical care you need in a comfortable, convenient way through telehealth.
How does telehealth work?
Your telehealth platform offers services such as:
Two-way, high-definition video
With telehealth, you can use videoconferencing, such as Skype, Zoom, or telephone services so that you have a face-to-face or voice chat with your provider — like you’re sitting together in your doctor’s office.
Your doctor will then manage your medications and send your prescriptions electronically to your preferred pharmacy, if necessary.
What health care services can I receive through telehealth?
You can receive many of the services normally provided in the office, but you need to check with your provider to learn exactly which services they offer via telehealth.
In the case of a medical emergency, however, you need to seek care at your local urgent care facility or hospital emergency department.
Will insurance pay for telehealth?
Our practice operates on a fee-for-service module, meaning that we do not accept insurances through our office. If there is a reimbursement, patients will need to handle that directly with the insurance company.
To learn more about telehealth and to get your connection started, call OC Integrative Medical Center and let them help guide the way.