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Telehealth Services: Technology for Healthcare

Posted by on Jul 15, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Telehealth services are the way of the future, offering patients convenience, privacy, and protection against contagious illnesses in a medical setting. Patients can now receive many of our services offered at Surfside Urgent Care of Laguna Beach from the comfort of one’s home. Below our healthcare professionals have explained all of the important details and key benefits of our telehealth services.

Everything You Need to Know About Telehealth Services

How do telehealth services work?

Telehealth services are a virtual alternative to consulting with a physician in person. Video conferencing technology allows patients to receive the same quality of care one would expect from a visit to a doctor’s office, without leaving one’s home. Your physician can examine areas of concern, monitor existing health issues, provide guidance if you are not sure whether or not you should visit a clinic for an in-person test, and prescribe medication.

How telehealth services are optimizing healthcare

Not only have telehealth services been a crucial alternative method of consultation, but this new version of healthcare has made it easier for patients to gain access to medical assistance. In the past, patients who do not have access to a vehicle, those who do not have a local clinic nearby, and those who require immediate assistance were not able to get the urgent medical care they needed. Patients are now able to consult with a physician within minutes from anywhere that has an internet connection. Research has shown a significant reduction in fatalities due to lack of medical assistance since the onset of telehealth services.

Securing personal information

Privacy is one of the most important elements of health care, and our clinicians at Surfside Urgent Care of Laguna Beach are honoring that by providing a secure telehealth app where patients can safely schedule appointments. Just as one would expect during an in-person consultation, the physician will video conference from a space where the patient’s privacy is upheld, and an online patient portal is used for new and returning patients to fill out medical forms. If you are prescribed a medication, your doctor will be able to send the prescription directly to your local pharmacy for pickup, so that your personal information does not change hands.

Contact Surfside Urgent Care of Laguna Beach Today

Are you looking to consult with a reputable physician without the risk and inconvenience of entering a medical facility? Call us today at 949-715-7278 and one of our physicians will happily guide you through our telehealth services.