How to Get Ready for a Virtual Tele-Health Appointment

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A virtual tele-health appointment is just like a regular in-office health care appointment except that you consult with a medical professional remotely via a mobile device, like a cell phone. These types of consultations have become more common during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since you may not have talked with a physician virtually before, we have a couple of tips to help you have a successful appointment.

3 Tips to Help You Prepare for a Remote Tele-Health Appointment

1)      Write Down Your Symptoms, Questions and Concerns

Just like you would do for a regular in-office visit, it’s always a good idea to prepare in advance for your remote tele-health appointment. To provide you with the best medical service, your physician needs to have as much information as possible. For example, if you have a fever, you should be prepared to tell your doctor or nurse how long you have been experiencing these symptoms.

How to Get Ready for Your Appointment

  • Write down the medical issues you need help with, including symptoms.
  • Prepare a list of all the medications you are currently taking.
  • Prepare questions to ask your doctor or nurse.

Writing down what you are going to discuss with your doctor beforehand is important, because it will help you to organize your thoughts and prevent you from forgetting any important details.

      2)   Check Your Digital Devices

For tele-health appointments, you are responsible for making sure that you will be able to connect remotely with a medical professional.

One of the keys to a successful virtual appointment is to test the technology you will be using before the time of your meeting. This can help to minimize technical issues that could prevent you from receiving quality health services.

What to Do Before your Appointment

  • Charge your cell phone or tablet
  • Check to see that your internet connection works
  • Find your headphones

Taking these steps prior to your scheduled appointment time will help you get the most out of your remote medical consultation.

3)      Find a Quiet, Comfortable Spot to Talk

Since your appointment will not be taking place in a private medical office, you will need to prepare a quiet, comfortable spot of your own to talk with your physician. This could be your bedroom, kitchen or another part of your living space where you will be free from distractions.

To avoid interruptions, let your family members know not to disturb you while you are on the call. If you have pets, it’s a good idea to put them in another area of your home.

Once you have made these preparations, you can focus on what’s most important: your health and wellness.

Request a tele-health appointment today.

Schedule Your Tele-Health Appointment Today

Virtual medical appointments are a convenient way to receive health care services. To serve you better, Advantage Care Health Centers provides remote tele-health services for both children and adults.

Our health care professionals are now available for virtual appointments in many areas of health care, including:

Please call 516-686-4499 for more information about Advantage Care’s tele-health services.

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