Telehealth & Teletherapy: Convenient Virtual Health Care
Telehealth and teletherapy connect patients to vital health care services through video calls over a computer or smartphone. Variety Care providers offer virtual visits to ensure patients receive the care they the need at the times they need.
How to Schedule a Telehealth Visit
Telehealth and teletherapy appointments have been gaining popularity due to their convenience, safety, and cost-effectiveness. At Variety Care, we make it easy for our patients to schedule telehealth appointments. Patients may text or call 405-632-6688 to request a virtual visit. Our staff will guide you through the process and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Text or Call
to Schedule an Appointment
Telehealth and teletherapy are the future of healthcare, offering people more accessible, more convenient, and more flexible medical care options. At Variety Care, we believe that virtual healthcare will continue to play an essential role in the delivery of health services and enable a more connected healthcare system. We invite our patients to take advantage of our telehealth and teletherapy offerings and experience improved medical care through the power of technology.
Before Your Telehealth Visit
If you haven't already, download the MyChart app, a tool used to empower patients during their health journey. Patients may access many helpful resources for a seemless visit.
- Before the Appointment: Patients may use MyChart to complete required pre-visit forms and reduce wait-time.
- After the Appointment: Patients may access post-visit notes, medication information, and more.
With MyChart you can:
- View all health information in one place
- View lab results online.
- Send and receive secure messages no matter where you are
- Take care of your children and other family members, all from one account
- Request appointments online.
- Request medication refills.
- Pay your co-pay
- Access post-visit information
Text "Activate" to 405-632-6688 to receive your activation code.
Telehealth vs. Teletherapy
Telehealth and teletherapy are two different types of virtual healthcare visits. Telehealth is used to address general health concerns, while teletherapy is used to speak with a behavioral health professional. Virtual visits can be conducted via a computer, tablet, or smartphone through a link sent to the patient's cell phone or email.
The patient and provider connect through a secure, HIPAA-compliant video platform, through which patients receive medical advice, prescriptions, and care instructions while maximizing convenience and minimizing the chance of exposure to viruses and
The Benefits of Telehealth and Teletherapy
- Convenience: Virtual visits eliminate the need for long waiting hours, travel time, and transportation costs, providing easy access to care, especially for individuals living in remote areas.
- Improved patient experience: Telehealth visits can provide better patient satisfaction as patients have more options, flexibility, and control over when they can meet with their providers.
- Avoid the risk of infection: Patients with compromised immune systems have a reduced risk of exposure to viral and bacterial infections because they can avoid crowded waiting rooms.
- Better management of long-term health needs: Patients with chronic health concerns can have quicker access to their healthcare provider. This may prevent worsening of health that could lead to hospitalization.
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Answers to All Your Telehealth Questions
Have you ever wondered about seeing a healthcare provider without going to the doctor's office? That's where telehealth comes in! In recent years, telehealth has become a popular way for people to connect with healthcare professionals without leaving the comfort of their homes.
Variety Care’s Director of Digital Health, Robb Wetmore, is here to answer our questions about what telehealth is, how it works, and why it's transforming the way we receive medical care.
Hi Robb! I keep hearing about Telehealth visits. What does a Telehealth visit mean and why should I try it?
A: Telehealth, short for telemedicine, is the use of technology to deliver healthcare services remotely. Instead of going to a doctor’s office, you can consult with a healthcare professional from the comfort of your home through a video call.
Q: What are the benefits to a telehealth visit?
A: Telehealth offers several advantages, such as convenience, reduced travel time, and increased accessibility to healthcare. It's especially beneficial for individuals with mobility issues, those in rural areas, or anyone looking for a quick medical consultation. Additionally, telehealth is very convenient for follow up care.
Q: What conditions can I get treated for via telehealth?
A: Telehealth can handle various health concerns, from routine check-ups to managing chronic conditions. Common concerns include cold and flu, allergies, skin conditions, mental health services, and medication management. If your telehealth provider determines more care is needed, they can schedule you for an in person visit. However, for life-threatening emergencies, you should always seek immediate in-person medical attention.
Q: How do I prepare for a telehealth appointment?
A: First, make sure you have MyChart set up. MyChart is an online tool that helps you keep track of your health. You can find out about things like your test results, the medicines you take, and when your next appointment is. If you are an existing patient and have not set up your MyChart account, you will need an activation code. You may text the word “Activate” to 405-632-6688 and an activation code will be sent to your mobile phone.
Once you have MyChart activated, you will need to have stable internet connection, a device with a camera and microphone (computer, smartphone, or tablet), and a quiet, private space. Have your medical history, current medications, and the questions or concerns you’d like to talk about. If you can, familiarize yourself with the telehealth platform your provider is using and test your equipment before your visit is scheduled.
Q: Is my telehealth visit covered by insurance?
A: Many insurance plans now cover telehealth services, especially for routine visits. However, coverage can vary, so it’s a good idea to check with your insurance first.
Q: How do you think telemedicine will change healthcare in the future?
A: Telehealth is healthcare. It’s a modern and accessible way to receive medical care. With the convenience it offers, more people are turning to telehealth for their healthcare needs. Providers are excited to use telehealth as a convenience for patients and be able to reach individuals who have limited access to regular healthcare.
Robb, thank you for the useful information about Telehealth! It sounds easy and convenient. How do I schedule my telehealth appointment?
You can schedule your telehealth appointment with a Variety Care provider by calling 405-632-6688.