Taking care of your health during the COVID-19 outbreak with TeleHealth
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth and virtual visits have quickly become an invaluable tool for healthcare providers. When appropriate, virtual visits allow individuals to maintain social distancing requirements, reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable health care workers while still receiving personalized treatment.
We understand how the coronavirus outbreak has been a deterrent for many individuals seeking much-needed care. But there are still ways we can support our patients. Providing telehealth options lets patients see a doctor in the comfort of their own home, reducing potential virus exposure for them and their health care worker.
Gateway Medical Group offers telehealth options to ensure uninterrupted access to essential services. Many things that we used to see in the office can now be done through virtual appointments, including:
- Medication checks
- Screens for depression
- Medicare Annual Wellness Exams
- Evaluation of symptoms (rashes, flu, strep, COVID-19, etc)
Patients can schedule a telehealth appointment and conduct a visit via laptop, telephone or tablet for primary care. Our office then sends a secure link or text message so the patient can connect with the physician at the scheduled appointment time.
We also offer a curbside testing program for COVID-19 in the Emergency Room parking lot at Gateway Regional Medical Center. A member of our team will collect the sample while you remain in your vehicle. This service is available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. No appointment necessary. But a physician order is needed.
We’ve adjusted to providing care virtually and have found that TeleHealth appointments are an invaluable way to stay connected with our patients.
To schedule a telehealth appointment today with a Gateway Medical Group Primary Care provider, visit GatewayAnytime.com or call 618.798.3587.
Patients experiencing life-threatening symptoms should come to the emergency room.
Medicare and most insurance plans accepted.