What is Telehealth ?

Telehealth is receiving a medical visit through videoconferencing or sometimes just a phone call with the healthcare provider in a different location from the patient.  You may be familiar with videoconferencing with your family or friends through apps like FaceTime or Skype.

Whether you can do a telehealth medical visit by only telephone depends on the type of service you need and sometimes on the health insurance that you have.

For more information:

Video on What to Expect from your Telehealth Visit

This animated video developed by the Hawaii Department of Health will explain telehealth, how to prepare for a telehealth visit, and what will happen during a telehealth visit.

A Description of Telehealth Services for COVID-19 and Beyond from Very Well Health

https://www.verywellhealth.com/telehealth-services-during-covid-19-4799895

A Description of Telehealth Services from the Mayo Clinic

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/in-depth/telehealth/art-20044878