Over the last few years, telemedicine has been consistently increasing in importance and effectiveness for patients. Hundreds of thousands of healthcare providers are already using telemedicine, and 66% of patients use telemedicine and tend to trust it as much as in-person visits. In fact, at least 84% of those who use telemedicine appointments are able to resolve their issues within a single online appointment.
There's no question telemedicine is a big player in today's healthcare market. But what exactly is telemedicine and how can it work for you? Let's take a look.
Telemedicine is a method of treatment that, according to Medicaid, "seeks to improve a patient's health by permitting two-way, real-time interactive communication between the patient, and the physician or practitioner at the distant site." In simple terms, this means it's a virtual meeting between the patient and their healthcare provider, usually completed over the phone or computer.
Telemedicine is a cheaper and faster way to provide healthcare for patients when it is inconvenient to travel or when they can't or don't want to make it out of their homes to attend appointments. It has become especially popular in the wake of COVID-19 as more and more patients seek to limit their exposure to the virus by staying home.
Telemedicine can be a good option for quite a variety of appointment reasons. While providers may not be able to touch you and inspect you physically in quite the same manner as at an in-person visit, they can easily coach you on how to inspect yourself and make you more aware of and involved in your personal health needs.
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Care On Location treats a variety of different ailments for patients in Colorado. Our staff are trained to provide support in a variety of different areas, including:
It is not always necessary to be on video during telehealth appointments. Some providers offer text messaging for less serious conditions or allow patients to connect only over audio. However, with Care On Location, we use video and phone-based appointments to ensure that you get the full spectrum of care you need quickly and in the moment.
Video visits are preferred although our patients are able to choose their preferred type of visit. On the chance that we are not able to see you, we might not notice important warning signs in your appearance. In addition, we believe that we can provide a more personal and in-touch experience when connecting with you over video. We always want our Colorado patients to know they are cared for and we are doing all we can to help them get better.
Most virtual health appointments take less than an hour. In general, it’ll take around 10 minutes to get to know you and go over your medical history and around 20 minutes to discuss the specific reason for your appointment and get the help you need. We will also during that time send any prescriptions you need filled to your pharmacy or arrange to have them delivered (in the surrounding Denver area currently) as well as order any labs or diagnostic imaging that are also necessary.
With Care On Location, you can book within 20 minutes of the appointment time you desire if that time is available. As long as you book within business hours (Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm), you should be seen the same day.
Care On Location offers you all the main services you'd get in an in-person appointment, including:
We can e-prescribe your medication and get it delivered via courier to you for free in Denver using a service we partner with. We can also fax in orders for images and labs. Our healthcare providers will provide you with high-quality care immediately so that you don't have to book an appointment or get caught up in the stress of emergency room visits.
Care On Location will fax your primary care provider with a clinical summary of our visit and inform them of all we discussed. That way, they can be aware of any issues if they need to follow up with you.
If you don't have a PCP, reach out to us and we can help find and refer you to providers that best can meet your medical needs. We want to make sure that all of our clients have the support they need to maintain a healthy life even when they aren't meeting with us.
You don't have to create an entire account to be seen by one of our providers. However, we will need some basic information such as your name, date of birth, address, email, and phone number. We can use that information to look up your Medicaid number if you don't know it since we work closely with Medicaid to provide patients superior care. Additionally, we also require the patient to be physically present in Colorado at the time of treatment.
We primarily see patients who have Colorado Medicaid. We also can see you if you have Medicare, Tricare, or most commercial insurance plans. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you can see an urgent care provider for $69.99 as a self-pay patient. If you have more questions, we'd be happy to put your concerns to rest.
If you have more questions, we'd be happy to address your concerns. Just give us a call at 720-778-0005 and we'll answer your questions and help you get started with your telehealthcare.
If you have a medical concern and don't have the time to get an appointment with your primary care provider, we can help. Our trained providers will give you a proper diagnosis and help you get the medication and advice you need to start getting better. We can also refer you to a great PCP if you don't have one so that you can get more sustainable ongoing care.
Don't hesitate to reach out to us for help. We are experts at navigating Medicaid, so we can direct you to the right resources and help you get the care you need in as little time as possible. We are standing by and eager to help you today!