Telehealth (also referred to as Telemedicine) is the use of electronic communication technology to allow long-distance clinical health care. More simply put, it is a way for doctors to see and talk to patients using computers and smartphones.
With the rise of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic in 2020, Telehealth Services have become vitally important for doctors to screen individuals who think they might have contracted COVID-19, and to provide care to patients for other ailments while most of our medical offices remain closed. Some of our offices are reopening in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
To participate in a Telehealth Visit, you will need one of the following devices connected to the Internet:
- Smartphone (ex. Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, etc.)
- Tablet (ex. Apple iPad, etc.)
- Laptop or Desktop Computer with Webcam and Microphone
Call us at 201-967-8221 to schedule your Telehealth Visit. Our staff can and will answer any questions you might have about the visit when you call.
Will I be able to speak to my doctor face-to-face?
YES. Using the webcam and microphone on your chosen device plus an Internet connection, you will be able to discuss your health face-to-face.
Are you accepting new patients for Telehealth Visits?
YES. We’re happy to accommodate your care. Please call us today to set up your Telehealth Visit.
Does my insurance cover Telehealth Visits?
YES, IN MOST CASES. Many insurance companies cover Telehealth Visits much like standard office visits. Check with your insurance company directly to verify.
Can doctors prescribe medications during a Telehealth Visit?
YES. An electronic face-to-face visit with a doctor can support prescription of medications. In some cases, prescriptions can even be delivered to your door from local pharmacies, making the total experience contactless.
What kinds of things can be done in a Telehealth Visit?
If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, our doctors can review them with you and advise next steps. Outside of that, you can use a Telehealth Visit to cover new symptoms, changes in treated conditions, or questions about your medications. For example, you could review your blood sugars and diabetes care if you are diabetic, or have your surgeon take a look at how you are healing if you’ve recently had surgery.
For more information on COVID-19 from the county, state and federal levels, please visit the links below: