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Telehealth

Get care at home or on the go. Through secure video on your computer or mobile device, you can talk with a doctor or specialist. And, it’s at no cost to you.

 

Questions?

Just contact us. We’re here to help.

Why use telehealth?

Why use telehealth?

Forget the hassle of waiting rooms and travel to appointments. Telehealth lets you meet with a provider from the comfort of home. You can use it when you need help with common health conditions, like:

 

  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Allergies
  • Sinus problems
  • Ear infections
  • Some mental health conditions

How to get started

 

You can set up a telehealth appointment with your provider when you follow these steps:

 

  1. Call your provider to set up an appointment
     
  2. Ask your provider if they offer telehealth visits. If yes, they’ll tell you which video calling app you’ll need for the telehealth visit. This is the app you’ll use to talk with your provider on your computer, smartphone or other mobile device.

  3. Download the required video calling app (such as Zoom or Skype). To download the app, just go to:

    • The Google Play Store if you have an Android™ mobile device
    • The Apple® App Store® if you have an Apple mobile device
    • Your desktop if you’re using a computer, then visit the video calling service website
       
  4. Wait for an invitation from your provider. Once they set up the appointment, you’ll get an invitation via text message or email. When it’s time for your appointment, open the invitation to take part in the telehealth visit.  

 

Need language help?

 

Just contact us. You can get interpreter services with three-way video at no cost. This includes American Sign Language and real-time oral interpretation.

 

Don’t have a smartphone?

 

You can get a smartphone with an Android platform and Assurance Wireless Lifeline cell service at no extra cost to you. 

 

Want to learn more about your no-cost smartphone? Check the benefits info page for your plan: 

 

Medallion

 

FAMIS

 

CCC Plus

Prepare for your appointment

Prepare for your appointment

Make sure you have the equipment you need

 

You’ll need a secure internet connection to use your device. 

 

Using a computer or laptop? Make sure it has these features:

 

  • Video camera
  • Speakers 
  • Microphone 

Most current devices, including smartphones and tablets, should already have these features. 

 

Test it out beforehand

 

Want to make sure your device is working properly? Just practice using Zoom or Skype with a friend or family member. This way, you'll know you can join the call when it comes time for your appointment.

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