Eligible Health Care Providers

Neither Medi-Cal nor private payer insurance limits which health care providers get reimbursed for telemedicine services, as long as the services are clinically appropriate and rooted in evidence-based medicine. The types of providers that qualify include:

  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Registered dietitians or nutrition professionals
  • Nurse-midwives
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetists
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Clinical social workers
  • Dentists
  • Dermatologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Audiologists
  • OTs and PTs

Online Prescriptions

An examination is required for a doctor to call in a prescription, however this doesn’t have to be in person. Examinations can include a telehealth interview, self-screening tool, or questionnaire. Prescriptions can be filled remotely through telepharmacy services and dispensed through remote dispensing site pharmacies.