Permission for Telehealth Visits

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What is telehealth (telemedicine)?

Telehealth is a way to visit with healthcare providers, such as your doctor or nurse practitioner using real-time video and chat.
You can talk to your provider from any place, including your home. You don’t go to a clinic or hospital.

Mailing of patient certification forms.

A certification form will be emailed to you containing information to proceed with registering for the state programs. This form will contain patient’s personal information along with medical condition(s) for the state department to review and approve the certification.

How do I use telehealth?

  • You talk to your provider by phone. computer, or tablet.
  • Most of the time, you will use video so you and your provider can see each other.

How does telehealth help me?

  • You don’t have to go to a clinic or hospital to see your provider.
  • You won’t risk getting sick from other people.
  • You can visit with a medical provider quickly and efficiently at the comfort of your home.

Can telehealth be bad for me?

  • You and your provider won‘t be in the same room, so it may feel different than an office visit.
  • Your provider may make a mistake because they cannot examine you as closely as at an office visit.
  • Your provider may decide you still need an in—person office visit.
  • Technical problems may interrupt or stop your visit before you are done.
  • The certification form will contain necessary information to register with the state program. The certification form will be sent via email. You must ensure you are using the correct email address to receive this certification form.