Telehealth services are more popular than ever. Patients who can avoid going to the doctor’s office are happy to do so. Meeting with their physicians, nurse practitioners, and other medical staff members online is a great way to save time and protect everyone’s health. It’s not for everyone, However. If you’re going to access this type of service, make sure you aren’t in a state of crisis, you have good internet service, and you can talk freely online to your medical team with privacy and safety.
Many things will still require an in-person visit. Don’t try to schedule an online doctor’s appointment if you’re bleeding or experience chest pains or other emergency symptoms. Go to the hospital right away.
A good internet connection is also critical. You want to see and hear your healthcare professionals and they need to see and hear you. Make sure you can close a door or find a private place with which to log on as well. This will set you up for Telehealth success.