/virtual care/ adjective. 1. describes a care that allows not having to step foot in an urgent care facility. "I don't feel like getting out of bed, let alone drive. Let me visit with a virtual care provider."
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- Receive urgent care from the comfort of your home.
- At only $45, our virtual care telemed service offers affordable self-pay options for uninsured or high-deductible patients.
- Accepting most major insurances, including Medicare (please see our insurance page)
- Quick and efficient one-on-one consultations, lasting no more than 15 minutes on average.
1. Schedule Online: Book your virtual care visit at your convenience.
2. Chat with a Medical Provider: Connect with our experienced healthcare professionals.
3. Get Treated: Receive personalized care and treatment plans.
4. Feel Better: Get back to your day with confidence and peace of mind.
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While virtual care visits can offer a convenient and accessible way to receive medical attention, it's important to note that not all conditions can be effectively evaluated or treated remotely. Virtual care visits are well-suited for certain urgent care conditions that do not require physical examination or on-site procedures. Below are some appropriate urgent care conditions that can be addressed through a virtual care visit.
Mild to moderate respiratory infections, including cough, congestion, sore throat, and fever, can often be evaluated and managed through a virtual visit. Typically rapid antigen testing is strongly recommended to differentiate between viral and bacterial pathogens.
If you are experiencing allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itchy eyes, or nasal congestion, a virtual visit can be appropriate for obtaining advice on over-the-counter medications or discussing potential triggers.
Certain skin issues, such as mild allergic reactions, insect bites, impetigo, paronychia, or contact dermatitis, can often be evaluated visually during a virtual visit. Your healthcare provider can provide guidance on treatment and self-care measures.
Eye and eyelid conditions that cause redness, itching, mild pain or irritation such as allergic, viral, or bacterial conjunctivitis can easily be evaluated via virtual care visit. However, any suspected injury or insult to the eye requires in-person evaluation.
UTIs with typical symptoms and no complications can be assessed and treated through a virtual visit. Your healthcare provider may prescribe appropriate antibiotics based on your symptoms and medical history. However, testing is strongly recommended to determine if the condition is associated with infection, kidney stones, undiagnosed diabetes or other metabolic disease, kidney failure, dehydration, or severe muscle breakdown.
Non-severe sprains, strains, minor cuts, or abrasions that do not require immediate physical intervention or diagnostic x-ray imaging may be evaluated during a virtual visit. Your healthcare provider can provide advice on initial care and further management.
Virtual visits can be useful for discussing medication refills, reviewing current medications, and addressing medication-related concerns or side effects. Initiation of drug therapy for management of chronic conditions are typically performed by your primary care provider, psychologist, or specialist and not at the urgent care.
Conditions like mild diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, or gastroenteritis without severe symptoms can be discussed during a virtual visit. Your healthcare provider can provide guidance on symptom management and self-care.
Virtual visits can be suitable for evaluating and treating symptoms of bacterial vaginosis or yeast infection. Your provider can discuss treatment options and provide appropriate support. However, it is highly advisable to seek immediate attention in-person if symptoms could possibly be related to sexually transmitted infection especially in the setting of high risk sexual activities or sexual abuse. A virtual visit for this matter would not be appropriate for ages 16 and younger.
It's important to remember that certain urgent care conditions, such as severe injuries, chest pain, breathing difficulties, severe allergic reactions, or significant bleeding, require immediate in-person medical attention and are not appropriate for virtual care visits. In such cases, it's crucial to seek emergency care or visit a physical urgent care facility.
Ultimately, the appropriateness of a virtual care visit depends on the specific condition and the judgment of the healthcare provider.
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