The current pandemic has highlighted the value of accessible health care services like telemedicine, and technology is making it possible to deliver basic medical care and treatment to more and more people from the comfort of their own homes on a flexible schedule.
At Midwest Regional Health Services, we offer telemedicine services to help our patients access consultations with our primary care physicians and medical staff, as well as follow-up care from the comfort of home whenever possible.
Health care services available through telemedicine
Telemedicine allows our patients to access several non-emergency medical services without making a trip to our office in Omaha, Nebraska. Many patients are surprised to learn how convenient and effective telemedicine can be for routine medical services and follow-up care that would otherwise require a trip to the office.
Some of the services available via telemedicine at Midwest Regional Health Services include:
- Consultations for non-emergency symptoms and minor injuries
- Follow-up treatment and management of chronic illnesses and health problems
- Routine prescription refills
- Reporting new or ongoing symptoms or side effects from a treatment or medication
- Mental and behavioral health services and counseling
- Receiving test and lab results
If you’re not dealing with a serious health problem or injury that requires immediate, in-person attention, think of telemedicine as your starting point for the routine care you can’t skip, but don’t necessarily need to complete at an in-person visit.
When not to use telemedicine
Telemedicine services are not a substitute for services like annual physicals and well-woman exams, so you’ll still have to go into the office for physical exams, blood tests, and other lab work. If you have a medical emergency or injury that requires immediate attention, don’t use telemedicine; instead, call 911 or get to the emergency room as quickly as possible.
Additionally, some medical problems and symptoms are not considered emergencies but do require timely, in-person observation and treatment, such as:
- Allergic reactions
- Upper respiratory infections
- Broken bones
- Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
If you’re not sure what to do, call Midwest Regional Health Services, and our urgent care team will let you know if you should make an in-person appointment.
Our telemedicine services are designed to offer convenient and effective follow-up care and monitoring when you don’t need to make a trip to the office, saving you time and money while ensuring that you remain healthy and on track with your treatment between your in-person appointments.
For more information about telemedicine at Midwest Regional Health Services, contact us today to learn more, and download the Zoom app to get started!