Now you can connect with your medical provider by using just your computer or cellphone! Best of all, you can remain safe and cozy in your own home during your virtual visit with your provider.
Benefits of Telehealth
Telehealth visits allow clinicians and patients to discuss healthcare needs without the risk of exposing patients and providers alike to communicable diseases. This type of remote patient assessment and medical care has been especially valuable during the COVID-19 pandemic, when social distancing has been recommended to help stop the spread of the highly contagious virus.
Additional benefits of telehealth include not having to worry about transportation, parking, time away from work, or having to arrange for childcare or other needs. When access to medical care is made easy – as is the case with telehealth – everyone wins.
How Telehealth Works
Telehealth is simply a real-time video visit with your healthcare provider, using any internet-connected device, such as a smartphone, laptop, or computer. The device you use must have a working camera, microphone, and screen. The visit will be similar to other platforms you may already be familiar with, such as FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Zoom, or Skype.
Here’s what to expect:
- You must schedule your telehealth appointment ahead of time. Established patients* of Mount Ayr Medical Clinic need only call the clinic at (641) 464-4470 to schedule a telehealth visit.
- Prior to your scheduled telehealth appointment, you will receive a simple text on your cellphone from your Mount Ayr Medical Clinic healthcare provider.
- Clicking on the link contained within that text will initiate a secure, HIPAA-compliant virtual visit, complete with secure file sharing capabilities and the opportunity to complete forms online.
There is no app to download – and no patient registration process to complete.
We recommend you find a quiet and private place for the virtual visit. You may also want to ensure you have a good internet connection and that the microphone and camera on your phone, laptop, or computer are working properly.
*If you are not currently a patient, you may be required to visit one of our providers in person before being able to schedule a telehealth visit. Call us to find out more.
Schedule Your Virtual Doctor Visit in Mount Ayr, IA
To schedule your telehealth appointment with one of the family medicine providers at Mount Ayr Medical Clinic, call the clinic at (641) 464-4470. Easy, convenient virtual telehealth visits are available to our established patients.