Telehealth in Wichita, KS
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient are not physically present with each other. Modern technology has enabled doctors to consult with patients by using HIPAA-compliant video conferencing tools.
Telehealth is a way you can connect with your health care team electronically and conveniently wherever you have internet from your phone, computer, or tablet. Audio-video encounters allow you access to care, education, and monitoring from wherever you are. KU Wichita Internal Medicine providers use the HIPAA-compliant platform Zoom to provide telehealth care for their patients.
How to Schedule an Appointment
- Call your clinic and request to schedule a telehealth appointment.
- Your clinic will send you an email or text with a link to your Zoom appointment. It will include your meeting ID and passcode to access your appointment on the day and time it is scheduled.
- Prior to the appointment, you will need to download the Zoom app to your phone, computer, or tablet.
- Your clinic will call you prior to your first telehealth appointment and make sure you are able to connect.
- Once connected, your appointment will begin.
Most insurance plans cover telehealth visits at the same rate/copay as an office visit. Please check with your insurance to ensure your telehealth appointment is covered. Your provider can order medication, labs, and imaging if necessary, for you to complete as directed after your appointment.
Is Telehealth Right for Me?
Many conditions can be evaluated by your provider from the comfort of your home using a phone, tablet, laptop or computer with webcam capability.
This convenient solution is helpful for those who are homebound, in rural communities, have busy schedules or to decrease risk of exposure to illness.