Spine Center and Orthopedic Rehabilitation of Englewood, PC
Pain Management & Physical Therapy located in Englewood, NJ Now offering Telehealth appointments
When you don’t have the time or the ability to visit your doctor’s office for medical care, you can turn to telehealth. The exceptional team at Spine Center and Orthopedic Rehabilitation of Englewood, PC offers telehealth to new and existing patients, giving you the ability to videoconference with your doctor, receive medical care, and be prescribed medication while staying in the comfort of your own home. Request a virtual appointment online, or if you’d like to learn more about how to register for telehealth, call the office. The friendly staff can provide the information you need to access virtual medical services.
What is telehealth?
Telehealth is an easy to use, HIPAA-compliant way to receive quality medical care virtually rather than in person.
The process is simple. After your request a virtual appointment, you will receive and email and/or link on your phone to complete all necessary forms. Please complete the forms including medical history. At the time of your appointment, the medical assistant will call you to review any additional information needed and ask a few more questions about the reason for visiting the doctor. You will then receive a text message with a link to follow on your phone. It will read: "Hello, this is Dr. ____. Please join me for a secure video call". Tap on the link, allow audio and video, and begin your visit!
In addition to receiving high-quality health care without going to the doctor’s office, there’s another benefit: You don’t have to be in the same location as your physician.
If you live a distance from your primary care physician or specialist, you can still get the medical care you need in a comfortable, convenient way through telehealth.
How does telehealth work?
Your telehealth platform offers services such as:
Two-way, high-definition video
With telehealth, you use videoconferencing so that you have a face-to-face meeting with your provider — like you’re sitting together in your doctor’s office.
Digital patient registration
You register online, where you can submit your symptoms, allergies, medications and medical history prior to your first teleconference visit with your doctor.
Your doctor manages your medications and sends your prescriptions electronically to your preferred pharmacy.
HIPAA is a law that protects the privacy of your medical records and personal health information. Your telehealth interactions are also secure, and only authorized users can access your telehealth sessions.
What health care services can I receive through telehealth?
You can receive many of the services normally provided in the office, but you need to check with your provider to learn exactly which services they offer via telehealth.
In the case of a medical emergency, however, you need to seek care at your local urgent care facility or hospital emergency department.
Will insurance pay for telehealth?
Some insurance companies cover telehealth, while others don’t. Additionally, some states require insurance companies to reimburse at the same rate as they cover for in-person appointments. In most states, Medicaid covers telehealth. Check with your insurance provider to find out if you’re covered.
As of March 6, 2020, Medicare is paying providers across the United States to provide telehealth services due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, this Medicare coverage may be a temporary benefit.
To learn more about telehealth and to get your connection started, call Spine Center and Orthopedic Rehabilitation of Englewood, PC and let them help guide the way.