Tele-Health Services: A Vital New Health Care Lifeline

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Even though New Yorkers are urged to stay at home as much as possible right now, you can still access non-emergency medical services — like primary care, psychotherapy and psychiatry — remotely. Through Advantage Care’s new tele-health services, current patients can set up virtual appointments with qualified health care professionals, allowing everyone to stay safe and help to slow the spread of infection.

What are Tele-Health Services?

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines tele-health as “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.”

Technologies that may be used in tele-health medical services include:

  • Videoconferencing
  • The Internet
  • Streaming Media
  • Wireless and Landline Phone Communications

A patient uses tele-health services to receive medical care.

Why Tele-Health is a Vital Service Right Now

In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, Advantage Care Health Centers and other medical facilities have begun offering tele-health services to current patients. These remote appointments provide essential, non-emergency medical services to adults and children, who might not have otherwise had an opportunity to receive them.

5 Key Benefits of Tele-Health

1)      Limits your Exposure to COVID-19

If you choose to schedule a remote health care appointment, you won’t have to worry about being exposed to coronavirus on the bus or in other public places.

2)      Convenient Access to Quality Health Care Services

Tele-health is a 21st Century solution to patient service. Your doctor or nurse can be made available to communicate with you right on your mobile device at a scheduled time.

3)      Slows the Spread of Infection in the Community

Right now, social distancing is highly recommended for all New Yorkers. Staying at home as much as possible right now can help us all slow the spread of coronavirus.

4)      Eliminates Transportation Costs

Since you don’t have to travel for a tele-health appointment, you can save the money you would have spent on a bus or a taxi.

5)      Saves you Time

Tele-health appointments are a big time-saver, too. There’s never any travelling involved or sitting around in the waiting room.

A man logs on to a tele-health services app.

Advantage Care’s Tele-Health Services are Available Today

Advantage Care Health Centers is taking proper precautions to ensure that our patients, community and staff stay safe during these uncertain times. Your health and well-being are always our number one priority!

As Long Island’s premier Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), we provide comprehensive health care services that helps you feel your absolute best.

We are now offering tele-health services to our current registered patients through the secure website Doxy.me. It can be reached on both mobile devices and desktop computers.

For both children and adults, Advantage Care provides remote health care services, including:

Please call 516-686-4400 for more information about Advantage Care’s tele-health services.

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