As the world is changing, so is the medical industry. The pandemic created many challenges for patients and healthcare providers one being the ability to physically go into a doctor's office and be evaluated. For many healthcare providers, it was an obstacle when trying to provide their services for their patients so they had to quickly implement virtual tools like Telemedicine.
Although Telemedicine has always been around it was often considered a “nice to have” and has quickly become over the past years a must-have. At Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions, we now offer Telemedicine.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine or telehealth is the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology. It offers the facilitation for you to connect with your health team without having to travel to a physical office location. Telehealth is done primarily online with internet access on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. This approach allows you to connect with your provider at Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions in Katy, Texas, when and
where needed, without having to travel.
Benefits of Telemedicine
Although some health issues may require you to visit your doctor in person, there are many benefits from telemedicine such as:
● Reduces everyone’s exposure to COVID-19
● Can shorten the wait for an appointment
● Provides access to specialists who are located far away from you
● Allows you to connect with your provider when and where needed
● Takes away less time lost from school, work, or family
● Saves time lost from school, work, and not to mention the expense of gas
● Facilitates parents with small children
What types of care can I get using telemedicine?
At Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions you can get a variety of specialized care through telemedicine such as:
When you’re ready to explore all that telehealth has to offer, call Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions to book a visit. Online scheduling is also an option, and is fast and easy. You can book an appointment on our website
Preparing for your Telemedicine Visit
In order for your telemedicine appointment to be successful you will need a smartphone or a device with an internet connection and audio-video, like a tablet or computer. It is recommended to have your telemedicine appointment in a private area with fair lighting such as your home, car, or in a room by yourself.
This will allow you and your health provider to avoid excessive noise or distractions. You may also want to take note of all your symptoms and concerns so that you are able to thoroughly explain them to your health provider. It is also convenient to gather a list of all your current medications.
Telemedicine at Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions
We now offer telemedicine or telehealth as others may refer to it at our urgent care. Just like inperson health visits, telemedicine is an effective way to get the proper diagnosis and help for any of your health related concerns. Call Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions to see if telemedicine is right for you and we will schedule an appointment at your most convenient time and day