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  • Karen McPhail, RN, BSN, MSN, CCM, CDP

Accessing health care through telemedicine

During COVID-19, interest in telemedicine has skyrocketed, and even prior to the pandemic, online health care services were becoming increasingly popular due to the many benefits of virtual care. As consumers look for alternative or supplemental health care to traditional health care options, they will find that telemedicine is often a more convenient, accessible, and safer option. For many older adults telemedicine has been essential during Covid - 19 especially and can make life easier long term.

Getting out of the house and to a doctor’s appointment can be challenging for many people, particularly for aging adults. Family members may be burdened by a busy schedule, and aging adults and their families may reasonably worry about exposure to pathogens in an office where sick people are shuffling in and out. When you meet with a provider online, you can save time and stay protected. Online health care services can also help aging adults and their families minimize hospital or office visits, thus saving time and remaining protected from viruses such as COVID-19.

Since telemedicine is still a relatively new to many, consumers have many questions. aims to provide the most up-to-date information about the current telehealth services available to consumers so that they can make informed decisions about their health.

The resources below can help you understand the benefits of telemedicine and learn about what services may be available in your area.


Content and links above provided by Victoria Webb.

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