Telemedicine Visits Now Available at Columbia Asthma and Allergy Clinics in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
To aid in the safety of our patients during the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be offering telemedicine visits for all of our California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho locations. Please click here to book and appointment at one of our locations!
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the use of technology that allows remote healthcare (telemedicine). Essentially, it makes it possible for doctors to treat patients whenever needed and wherever the patient is, by using a computer or smartphone.
How Does Telemedicine Appointment’s Work?
A telemedicine appointment is just like any routine doctor’s appointment. You will sit in front of your computer/smart phone, where you will be able to see your health care provider on the screen once your session begins. These appointments are also called virtual visits or telehealth visits.
Does health insurance cover telemedicine appointments?
Presently, there is no fixed standard for private health insurance providers concerning telemedicine. Some insurance companies acknowledge the value of telemedicine and pay for it, although others are not entirely there yet.