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Telemedicine at Center Health Care

 

Center Health Care recognizes the importance of continuing to provide quality health care during the Coronavirus pandemic.  However, we have made some changes to help protect you from exposure to the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.  The Center Health Care clinic remains open, but we are committed to providing most services via telemedicine.  Please see below.

What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the use of technology that allows patients to see their health care providers from a distance. Patients may participate in most medical appointments without leaving their home! In order to use this service, you must have access to a computer, tablet or smart phone with webcam and internet access.

How does it work?

A nurse will determine if a telemedicine appointment is appropriate. If so, after the telemedicine appointment is scheduled by a CHC Practice Specialist, an e-mail is sent to you with a link to a secure website in which you will have a face-to-face virtual visit with your health care provider. The provider will ask you questions about your symptoms, provide a visual assessment, and offer treatment based on the clinical data gathered during the virtual visit.

Primary care is using telemedicine services for routine rechecks, annual wellness visits,  follow-up for chronic medical issues and acute concerns.  More comprehensive visits such as annual physicals and routine gynecology are postponed for the time being. Urgent in-person visits may be scheduled after telephone evaluation. It is imperative that we are aware of your symptoms before you come in so that we can guide you to the most appropriate care setting and testing.

Psychiatry and Counseling services will provided via telemedicine or telephone visits ONLY.

Neurology services will be provided via telemedicine only.

Dental services only for emergency treatment are available at this time. Routine cleanings and exams are postponed.

 

For more information on telemedicine, or to schedule a telemedicine appointment, please contact Center Health Care at 518-437- 5900, Option 2.

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