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What Healthcare Can You Receive During a Telehealth Appointment

Telehealth is a great tool for providers to address your needs in a variety of ways. The concept of telehealth covers virtual appointments and any online communications you may have with your provider, such as any messages you send or receive through patient portals.

Types of appointments that may be eligible for telehealth include:

  • Prescription refills
  • Birth control or emergency contraception discussion
  • Discussing lab results
  • Pregnancy counseling
  • Screenings for depression, anxiety, STI risk, or intimate partner violence
  • Help with menstrual or menopausal symptoms

Some providers may use telehealth to monitor you remotely after a procedure. This can include a phone call to check in after a procedure or a device you wear that monitors specific vital signs or gathers other important data. Your provider can stay current on how you’re feeling after surgery or birth and reach out if any unusual readings come in.

Preparing for Your Telehealth Appointment

Preparing for your telehealth appointment is simple and easy. Your provider will reach out with instructions specific to that office, including how to use their telehealth software.

Before your visit, test out your technology. You may receive a test link or troubleshooting tips to ensure that you have a smooth visit. Log on a few minutes before your appointment is set to begin to double-check that everything is working correctly.

If you’re having any issues, contact your provider. You may be able to set up an alternative contact method, like a phone call instead of a video visit, or reschedule for another time.

Advantages of Telehealth Appointments

Telehealth appointments are convenient and easy to access for many people. You can have your telehealth visit in a space that’s comfortable for you, such as your home or office. You’re familiar with the environment already, which can reduce any anxiety you may experience when speaking about your health. These virtual appointments also reduce any potential travel or wait time you may experience, so you can use that time for other things.

Since the visit is virtual, you also limit the contact between you and your provider. This can also reduce the risk of infections, such as if you are immunocompromised.

Schedule a Telehealth Appointment Today

If you’re unable to make it to the office but need some time to speak to your UWH of Michigan provider, schedule a telehealth visit. We are happy to accommodate you in a way that feels most comfortable for you. Schedule your appointment today.