Virtual Urgent Care

Virtual urgent care allows you to talk with a healthcare provider about your symptoms from the comfort of your home. Unlike an in-person visit, you can focus on one-on-one time with your provider and avoid distractions.

Virtual Urgent Care

Many private insurance policies and Medicare cover telehealth visits. Contact JetMED Tucson -Virtual Urgent Care Tucson for professional assistance.

Virtual urgent care is a convenient way to talk to a healthcare provider online about your symptoms and medical concerns. With a virtual visit, you speak with a provider via video conference on your smartphone, tablet or computer. The provider can help you treat minor illnesses and injuries, such as a sore throat, mild fever, stomach ache or pink eye. For children ages 5 and older, our providers can also help manage minor injuries, such as sprains and broken bones.

You can schedule a virtual urgent care appointment by using the NYP Connect app on your phone or desktop. You will then receive a real-time link to an adult emergency medicine physician or pediatric emergency medicine doctor. The doctor will see you through the camera on your device and ask questions to determine whether or not you need further evaluation. If you need further evaluation, the doctor will order tests or x-rays as needed and provide you with discharge instructions.

The telehealth visits are conducted by background-checked experienced healthcare providers who use research-based nationally accepted care guidelines. All of our providers are licensed and certified by your state’s medical board, and are vetted through the same rigorous process as in-person appointments. They are able to assess your health needs quickly and accurately, including evaluating your vital signs during the visit.

Our telehealth service is a great option for patients who are unable to see their primary care provider or are facing a wait time of more than two business days to get an in-person appointment at one of our urgent care locations. It’s also a good option for patients who need treatment for a non-emergency illness or injury, but who don’t feel comfortable waiting at an urgent care location or don’t want to travel.

Virtual care is also a good option for patients who have chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, and need to refill their prescriptions. However, our telehealth providers cannot prescribe controlled substances or narcotics. Most private insurance policies and Medicare cover virtual visits, but you should check your specific policy.

What symptoms can be treated at a virtual urgent care visit?

Virtual telehealth visits are useful for treating common symptoms that do not require emergency care. Symptoms such as fever, cold or sore throat, stomachache, nausea or earache can be easily treated with a video visit. Our providers can also give a prescription, when necessary.

Our telehealth doctors are licensed healthcare professionals and can treat a number of conditions. They are trained to recognize life-threatening symptoms and can direct you to the appropriate level of care for your condition.

During your virtual urgent care visit, our physicians will ask you questions about your symptoms and medical history. They will then examine you and discuss treatment options. They may also order lab work or X-rays, if needed, and send the prescription to your preferred pharmacy. They will also provide you with instructions for your follow-up care.

Most private health insurance plans and Medicare cover telehealth visits, but it is important to check your coverage before the visit. Make sure your device is charged and ready to go, and prepare a quiet and well-lit place for the visit. If you will be taking any medication, make sure you have it with you at the time of your visit and that you know how to properly take the medicine. You will need a Wi-Fi connection and a device that can support the video or audio conference call.

Pediatric Virtual Urgent Care can help your children with a number of non-emergency ailments, including colds, stomachaches, ear infections, sore throats and more. We can also prescribe medication, when needed, and direct your child to a specialist, if required.

Virtual urgent care and telehealth visits are becoming increasingly popular. They are a great alternative to cumbersome doctor’s office commutes and long wait times, especially for patients who live in remote areas or have high-deductible health plans.

Virtual urgent care allows you to connect with a Geisinger healthcare provider anytime, anywhere using your computer, smartphone or tablet. You can request an appointment with the next available provider, then choose a time that works best for you.

How do I prepare for a virtual urgent care visit?

Virtual urgent care visits can help you manage minor illness or injuries — such as a suspected UTI, bronchitis, or cold sore — from the comfort of your home. Your visit will include a thorough health history, an in-depth evaluation of your symptoms and treatment options, and a prescription if necessary. The result: a fast, convenient, and safe way to get medical attention.

Your telehealth appointment will be conducted over a video chat with your provider. To prepare for your eVisit, make sure that you have access to your computer or smartphone with a camera and internet or mobile phone service that is strong enough for a video call. If possible, try to choose a private place that is quiet and well-lit. It is also a good idea to test your microphone and make sure that you can hear your provider clearly. If you will need an interpreter, please let your provider know ahead of time so that they can coordinate this service.

When you enter the virtual waiting room, a Geisinger healthcare provider will be assigned to your visit. They will complete the check-in process, much like an in-person visit at your doctor’s office, and connect you to a specialist who will evaluate your symptoms over a video conference call.

If your provider believes that you require in-person attention, they will tell you to come into one of our urgent care locations. Then you can receive care that is based on the latest research-based nationally accepted guidelines.

At NYU Langone, our expert physicians are specially trained in telemedicine to diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses. Our virtual urgent care team includes 30 doctors from the department of emergency medicine, led by Dr. Lakdawala, who is renowned for his expertise in this field. These specialists are experienced in determining when patients should go to an emergency department and are skilled at providing advice on how to handle a range of conditions, from sprains to allergies. They can even help you decide whether to get an X-ray or bloodwork if needed. And because they are integrated into NYU Langone’s electronic medical record system, they can quickly consult your existing medical records for more information about your condition.

Who can use a virtual urgent care visit?

Virtual urgent care is available for Geisinger members ages 18 and older who are experiencing non-life-threatening symptoms or are unable to schedule an appointment with their primary care doctor. You must have a Wi-Fi connection and a smartphone, tablet or computer with a camera to participate.

A telehealth visit is a quick, safe and convenient way to talk to a health care provider who can help with your urgent medical needs. During the virtual urgent care appointment, you’ll be connected to a doctor through video chat, so that you can discuss your symptoms and get answers to your questions. The doctor will also be able to prescribe medications, as appropriate.

The doctors who provide virtual urgent care are board-certified, and you’ll receive the same level of treatment as you would in our Urgent Care locations. During the telemedicine appointment, the doctor will be able to access your health information in MyChart so that they can help you understand and manage your symptoms. We’ll also send an after-visit summary to your primary care team.

To use virtual urgent care, log in to MyChart and select the “Urgent Care” option. You’ll be prompted to enter your location, then you can choose the next available telehealth provider based on your availability and the type of visit you need. During the check-in process, you’ll be asked to answer a few simple questions about your symptoms and your health history. You’ll also be asked to agree to the telehealth visit terms and conditions.

After you check in, you’ll be prompted to enter the virtual waiting room where someone will help you through your visit. When you’re ready, you can click on the visit alert to start your call. Please make sure your device has strong WiFi and closes any other programs before you begin. You should be in a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted.