Taking care of your health during the COVID-19 outbreak with TeleHealth
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth and virtual visits have quickly become an invaluable tool for healthcare providers. When appropriate, virtual visits allow individuals to maintain social distancing requirements, reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable health care workers while still receiving personalized treatment.
We understand how the coronavirus outbreak has been a deterrent for many individuals seeking much-needed care. But there are still ways we can support our patients. Providing telehealth options lets patients see a doctor in the comfort of their own home, reducing potential virus exposure for them and their health care worker.
Family Practice Associates offers telehealth options to ensure uninterrupted access to essential services. Many things that we used to see in the office can now be done through virtual appointments, including:
- Medication checks
- Screens for depression
- Evaluation of symptoms (rashes, flu, strep, COVID-19, etc)
Patients can schedule a telehealth appointment and conduct a visit via laptop, telephone or tablet for primary care. Our office then sends a secure link or text message so the patient can connect with the physician at the scheduled appointment time.
Red Bud Regional Hospital offers a curbside testing program for COVID-19 near the Emergency Room parking lot outside of the Hospital. A member of the Hospital team will collect the sample while you remain in your vehicle. Appointments are required. Call the COVID Call Line at (618) 282-5165 to see if you qualify for an appointment.
We’ve adjusted to providing care virtually and have found that TeleHealth appointments are an invaluable way to stay connected with our patients.
Patients experiencing life-threatening symptoms should come to the emergency room.
Medicare and most insurance plans accepted.