Due to the pandemic and constantly evolving technology, we’re now able to see our doctors virtually instead of making the trip to the office! Unfortunately, this option may actually stress people out if they’re unsure how to properly utilize this technology, and furthermore, you may not be benefitting as much as you could be. Follow along with the video to learn more about this new and exciting medical service called telehealth!
Regardless of the device you use, phone, tablet, or computer, you will have access to your healthcare provider through video chat or messaging. A solid internet connection and a list of the concerns you wish to discuss are essential so you are sure to speak about everything you need to.
Confirm that the camera and microphone are on and working. If you see a slash through either of the icons, it means that your provider is unable to see or hear you.
Finding a comfortable and quiet spot in your home to speak with your healthcare provider will allow you to make the most of your visit. Some doctors may ask you to provide general information about your overall well-being, so to be prepared, you should take your temperature and check your weight so you have this information available at the time of the appointment. To learn more, contact your healthcare provider and ask about their telehealth process!