Your Health Care Needs Don’t Stop
Your health care needs don’t stop just because you’re on Coronavirus lockdown.
Your body doesn’t know you’re on quarantine. You still need physical therapy for your shoulder.
Your son still needs to work on his “r’s” with his speech therapist. Your anxious teenage daughter definitely needs her counselor. Your husband still needs to talk to his doctor about his seasonal allergies.
AND more than ever, you wish you would have met with that dietitian your doctor suggested.
But, our lives as we know it have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. It’s life-Interrupted.
Health experts all agree that taking care of your health can absolutely increase your immunity. So, it’s a cruel twist of fate that you can’t take care of your health at a time like this.
There’s nothing you can do about it, right?
You feel like you’re putting your life and your loved ones on the line by venturing into a medical office right now.
You CAN Still Get Your Regular Health Care Now
Guess what? Now you can get great health care and stay safe at the same time.
Just like businesses everywhere are realizing that much of their face-to-face meetings can be done online with video-conferencing tools like Zoom, health care patients and providers are realizing the same thing.
Telehealthcare–Meet with All Your Regular Healthcare Providers
You can get great quality, health care with all your favorite providers that you know and trust online. Using technology you already have (like your cell phone a tablet, or a laptop) you can meet with your doctor, therapist, counselor, or dietitian from the comfort of your couch.
AND, best of all your health insurance will NOW pay for it. During the Coronavirus pandemic, Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurers everywhere are now covering a HUGE list of health care services delivered virtually from all your regular health care providers.
What is Telehealthcare?
People in the health care industry call this remote or virtual health care “Telehealth.” This term can be confusing. Just know that it means getting health care through some kind of technology (home phone, cell phone, tablet, or computer). And now your trusted health care partners are offering it.
Telehealth Isn’t New
The thing is the Telehealth technology isn’t new–it’s been around for years. As a dietitian, I’ve been using it for more than five years with hundreds of clients getting great results.
You just haven’t heard much about telehealth because health insurers have been hesitant to pay for it and patients have been hesitant to try it. But now, there isn’t much choice.
We’re all being asked to venture out of our comfort zones. And, people are finding that some new ways are better than the old ones. Many people find they actually prefer the convenience and quality of telehealthcare. Telehealth is here to stay.
So Much to Love About Telehealthcare
Think of it–No more waiting for hours surrounded by coughing strangers in the germy waiting room. No more circling busy parking lots looking for an open space. No more frantically calling friends searching for a baby sitter. No more long commutes to a short appointment.
How to Get Started with Telehealthcare
To get started with telehealthcare, call your favorite health care provider to see if they offer it and how to get connected.
Then, check your health insurance website to see if they cover it. If they don’t cover it today, check back tomorrow because telehealthcare coverage is truly expanding every day.
Give telehealth a try. Even in a world full of uncertainty, you can be sure that Telehealthcare is here to stay