There have been some significant changes to our lives that have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some are here for the foreseeable future, especially as we watch the pandemic resurge.
Even while vaccinations continue, many people and businesses are still taking the necessary steps to maintain healthy distances, which is why options like telecommuting and telehealth are more popular than ever before.
As health care providers, our team’s goal here at Forest Urgent Care is to ensure that our patients have access to the services they need, even from the comforts of their own home. Through our telehealth services, we can oversee and monitor your health using the latest technology.
In the following, we explore some of the many of the benefits of our telehealth services.
As the pandemic has taught us, being in close contact with people carries the most risk for infection, which is why conducting your affairs at a distance is still well-advised.
As new variants emerge, including the rapidly spreading delta variant, there’s some evidence of breakthrough infections among the vaccinated, which is why we urge you to continue to practice social distancing guidelines, vaccinated or not.
Through our telehealth services, we use two-way video conferencing, which still allows you to receive the one-on-one attention from your doctor you need, except from the safety of your own home.
Outside of social distancing, many patients simply have trouble getting to one of our clinics, whether due to transportation, mobility, or other reasons. If you’re homebound, we can come to you through our telehealth services so that your health care doesn’t lapse.
At our practice, we’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that our telehealth services afford you the same privacy and security you’ve come to rely on. All of our telehealth interactions are HIPAA-complaint, and we provide a secure payment portal for all financial transactions.
Another great benefit of telehealth is that you don’t have to come see us every time you need a change or a refill for your prescriptions. We can monitor, adjust, and refill your prescriptions through a virtual appointment.
While nothing may replace an in-office visit, our telehealth services come very close. Before your appointment, we ask you to list your symptoms and concerns so that we’re prepared in advance. During your video visit with one of our providers, you can share photos as needed or use the live video feed to provide further diagnostic information.
Besides the safety aspects of telehealth, many of our patients prefer this approach to their health care because of its convenience. The time you save by meeting with your provider from your home or office is significant.
If you have more questions about our telehealth services, please contact one of our two New York offices in Forest Hills or Hunters Point in Long Island City.