What is the use of telemedicine?
Telemedicine (also referred to as “telehealth” / “e-health” / “Virtual Visit” / “Online Doctor” etc.) allows health care providers to assess, diagnose and handle patients in remote locations using telecommunications equipment. Telemedicine enables patients in isolated locations to access medical treatment fast, efficiently and without leaving the comfort of their home.
Does insurance pay for telemedicine?
All insurance companies are different and may vary in regards to the services that they will and will not cover under their specified plans. We encourage you to research your state-wide and individual insurance providers rules and regulations regarding any telemedicine virtual visit with a doctor to become well informed regarding if your insurance provider covers telemedicine.
Who can benefit from a Telemedicine visit?
Telemedicine can improve the quality of care for people with both medical and mental health conditions. A recent study indicated that with telemedicine, patients had: 38% fewer hospital admissions. 31% fewer hospital re-admissions.
Can I talk to a Doctor online?
Speaking to a doctor online eliminates the requirement to sit in a waiting room for hours to see the Doctor for a few minutes. By talking to a doctor online, you get immediate access to someone with medical experience, minus the long wait times. Working with a doctor online is much more convenient and private way of dealing with your health concerns.