Video visits are face-to-face virtual appointments with your doctor but from the comfort and safety of your home or anywhere convenient to you. It’s convenient without worrying about traffic, parking, or your schedule. During the pandemic, it has become a widely-used alternative to in-person visits. Patients can use a smartphone, tablet, or computer to get the health care they need.
Video visits offer a variety of care and services with the same quality as in-person care, such as primary care, follow-up visits, mental health services, pain management, and medication monitoring. Your provider will decide whether a video visit is right for your health needs.
In most cases, video visits are covered by your health plan and have a co-pay similar to an in-office visit. Contact your insurance company about coverage.
With the weather getting colder and flu season approaching, if you are feeling unwell, you can try to schedule a video visit appointment with your doctor!