What is TeleHealth?
TeleHealth facilitates health care directly between patient and provider using the latest technology in video-conferencing. A personalized TeleHealth visit allows the patient and physician to be able to see and talk with each other via video camera and screen, as if in the same room.
Using our skilled medical providers and current technology, patients located in the most rural areas have easy access to their own physician or numerous specialists. Training of all staff allows for quality Telehealth visits. With the use of monitors, an electronic stethoscope, otoscope, and/or cameras, a physician can gather information necessary for diagnosis and/or treatment.
Loring Outpatient TeleHealth Clinics:
- Palliative Care
- Surgery follow-ups
TeleHealth Patient Benefits:
- Quicker outcomes
- Reduced unnecessary admissions
- Avoid unnecessary travel
- Decrease ER visits
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where do TeleHealth visits occur?
A: Visits take place in hospital rooms, emergency rooms, surgery facilities, clinics and skilled nursing homes.
Q: What advantage does a TeleHealth visit provide?
A: Your physician may determine you need to be seen by a specialist. A TeleHealth visit can save you time and money by avoiding the need for you to travel out of town. If specialists are not traveling to various sites, you may also have the ability for the specialist to "see you" sooner.
Q: Will my insurance cover this?
Typically most insurances cover most TeleHealth visits. Please check with your insurance carrier for verification.
Contact Paula Wallerstedt at Loring Hospital for more information about our TeleHealth services, 712-662-7105.