Get Care at Home, or Anywhere, With Online Visits
Telehealth — sometimes called telemedicine — lets your health care provider care for you without an in-person office visit. Telehealth is done primarily online with internet access on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. It is especially helpful to monitor and improve ongoing health issues, such as medication changes or chronic health conditions.
- Talk to your health care provider live over the phone or video chat. PRMC providers use a platform that keeps your information secure.
- Send and receive messages from your health care provider using secure messaging, email, and secure file exchange.
- Use remote monitoring so your health care provider can check on you at home. For example, you might use a device to gather vital signs to help your health care provider stay informed on your progress.
Benefits of Telehealth Care
- Limited physical contact reduces everyone’s exposure to infectious disease.
- Virtual visits ensure you get health care wherever you are – at home, at work, or even in your car.
- Virtual visits cut down on travel, time off from work, and the need for childcare.
- Virtual health care tools can shorten the wait for an appointment.
Is Telehealth Right For You?
Telehealth is not a perfect fit for everyone or every medical condition. Make sure you discuss any disadvantages or risks with your health care provider. Your health care provider will decide whether telehealth is right for your health needs. Ask your provider’s office what your telehealth options are.
How to Schedule a Telehealth Appointment
Please call your provider or clinic and schedule as usual, specifying you would like a telehealth appointment. In some cases, the office might contact you to switch to a telehealth visit.