3 Cs of Telehealth

3 Cs of Telehealth

Telehealth appointments were made available by many of our clinics at Valley in 2020, during the early days of the pandemic, to give patients social distancing options. Four years later, this virtual appointment option remains so popular with patients that it has expanded across Valley’s primary, specialty, and urgent care clinics. If you haven’t tried telehealth yet, here are three reasons it’s worth checking out:

Convenience
If you have a chronic condition that requires regular visits, telehealth offers a convenient way to check-in with your provider. Telehealth is also useful for routine, non-emergency care (including same-day appointments with a primary or urgent care provider) and annual Medicare wellness visits.

Commute-free
Skip the drive and join your appointment from the comfort of home! Or your office, parked car, or wherever you happen to be — so long as it is in the state of Washington, private, quiet, and you can connect to the internet for a video call.

Comfort
When you’re feeling yucky, why leave the house unless you must? Urgent care telehealth video visits are available on-demand for many non-emergency medical concerns, including sore throat, pink eye, nausea, and urinary tract infections. From your MyChart account, go to the Visits icon and select the Video Visit option from the dropdown menu. Learn more about urgent care telehealth appointments and what types of conditions are telehealth eligible.

Cool—but what do I need to participate in a telehealth visit?

  1. An active MyChart account
  2. A mobile device (smartphone or tablet device) or a laptop or PC set up with video capabilities including microphone, speakers, and webcam

Learn more about telehealth.

Learn more about MyChart, including step-by-step instructions for navigating your account.

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