In light of the rapid spread of the coronavirus, healthcare and government leaders have endorsed the use of telehealth technologies to help prevent the spread of the virus through remote patient assessments.

Virtual visits allow clinicians and patients to discuss their healthcare needs without the risk of exposing patients and providers to communicable diseases in their facilities. Telehealth works through smartphones by using the camera, microphone, and screen to video chat similar to FaceTime, Facebook messenger, Zoom, or other platforms you might already be familiar with. A simple text from the health care provider goes straight to the patient’s mobile phone to initiate a secure, HIPAA-compliant virtual visit complete with secure file sharing, and forms completion.  There’s no patient registration process or app for patients to download.  Call the Mt. Ayr Medical Clinic to ask about setting up a virtual visit with your health care provider 641-464-4470.