A telehealth visit from a doctor is often the first step in a telehealth journey.
However, some providers may need to schedule appointments to make sure the patient is eligible for the services they offer.
We’re here to help you understand the basics of telehealth physician appointments, and provide the necessary background information for those seeking telehealth services.
Telehealth doctors will visit the home to help determine eligibility, determine a care plan, and plan the visit to the home.
Here are the basic telehealth guidelines for telehealth providers: What to expect in a Telehealth Doctor’s Visit A telehome doctor visits the home, usually to check for a care-giving issue or medical condition that needs attention.
He or she may also ask questions about the patient’s health and to assist the patient with a medical history.
The doctor may perform a physical examination and ask the patient questions about their health.
The telehealth provider may also contact a primary care provider, family member, or health care provider to get more information about the health issue and the care plan.
The primary care doctor and family member will discuss the diagnosis and treatment options.
If there are concerns about the care, the telehealth patient may be referred to a primary health care facility.
The patient may also be referred back to the doctor for additional testing and treatment.
If the patient remains in the home for a long period of time, the physician may need more information to determine whether the patient needs further treatment.
A doctor may be called back for a check-up appointment if the patient has an underlying medical condition or has an unusual condition.
If necessary, the doctor may prescribe medication for the patient.
If an emergency occurs, the primary health doctor will call 911.
The physician must give the patient the opportunity to contact the emergency service if needed.
What happens in a visit A visit is typically a routine part of a telehospitalization.
The visit may include: the patient being assessed and treated for their health care needs