Virtual visit or Telemedicine is a service ONLY for patients who have established their care with Josey Family Practice Clinic.
Through Virtual Visit service we try to accommodate your need to see physician same day or next day for minor ailments.
A limited number of patients are accepted per day. Appointments are available on first come first served bases.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about telemedicine.
What is Telemedicine? When you can’t reach us, we will reach out to you.
In real life, if you are feeling sick, out of town & ran out of your medication, running late from work are some of the circumstances which causes delay in seeking healthcare. In such circumstances, virtual visit with your physician can be very helpful.
What are the Benefits of Telemedicine?
- More convenient, accessible care for patients
- Saves on Health care cost, in general
- Increasing patient engagement
When should I use Virtual Visit service? For the conditions listed below
For serious conditions, patients need an ER visit. But most conditions aren’t serious. Even in borderline cases, it can take weeks to get an office appointment. Meanwhile, a nonurgent condition can become urgent. A timely virtual visit with a doctor can identify who needs hands-on care right way and who can benefit from remote treatment without having to leave home.[2,3] If medication is needed, an e-script can be sent to the patient’s pharmacy.
Conditions for which telemedicine can be used:
- Arthritic Pain
- Colds and Flu
- Insect Bites
- Respiratory Infections
- Skin Inflammations
- Sore Throats
- Sprains & Strains
- Bladder Infections
- UTIs (Urinary Tract Infection)
- Sports Injuries
Is your Telemedicine portal HIPAA compliant?
What’s the Fee for Telemedicine Services?
With new high deductible, large out of pocket insurance plans, telemedicine reimbursement is unreliable, especially with the constantly changing state policies.
At Josey Family Practice Clinic, patients directly pay a service fee to the Clinic. We encourage our patients to call their insurance and find out the virtual visit coverages under their plan.