What is a Virtual Visit?
A virtual visit is much like a regular doctor’s office visit except that instead of a waiting room full of sick people and being left alone in a cold exam room, you get to see a highly-qualified specialist physician from the comfort of your current location. No extra travel. No extra hassle.
What Can Be Done Over a Virtual Visit?
Remote healthcare visits can be used as an alternative for many regular office visits. During a virtual visit, your doctor can follow-up on your chronic conditions, provide post-hospital care, provide preventative care, and more. Insurance plans typically cover a Virtual Visit the same as they would cover an in-office visit.
Where Do I Go & What Do I Need for My Virtual Visit?
You can attend your Virtual Visit from anywhere, including in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer that has a webcam and a high-speed internet connection.
It is important to remember that your physician may still request that you visit a lab or imaging center for further workup, just like an in-person doctor visit. Not all conditions can be appropriately assessed through a Virtual Visit alone. In some cases, certain conditions may require an in-office appointment that includes a physical exam in order to provide you with the most comprehensive healthcare.