Tired of driving so far for specialty appointments? Try convenient telehealth appointments offered by North Mississippi Medical Center.
Telehealth technology helps us better serve our patients, especially those in rural areas. Telehealth makes it possible for you to see specialty providers in your own community, which saves you time, travel and child care expenses.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is a way for doctors, nurses and other health care experts to provide real-time, face-to-face care from a site far from the patient. You get the specialized care you need without having to travel long distances. You also get earlier access to appointments.
How Does Telehealth Work?
You go to your local clinic or hospital, as you would for a normal appointment. A nurse will go with you to the telehealth exam room and gather information to assist the provider during the visit. The provider will start the visit once the nurse has completed patient history, blood pressure, temperature, etc.
Does Insurance Cover?
In almost every case, health insurance coverage includes telehealth. Telehealth care charges apply to insurance, co-pay and deductible like any other medical service.
North Mississippi Health Services is part of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Telemedicine Network.
Is My Privacy Safe?
Yes. A telehealth consult gets the same attention to privacy and confidentiality as face-to-face care. It follows the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) rules. The consult is done through a secure and private live video feed that is not saved and can never be replayed.
How Do I Schedule An Appointment?
Referral from a primary care provider is necessary to see many specialists. Ask your provider about the possibility of telehealth for your health care needs. Once referred, the specialty clinic will contact you to set up the appointment at the nearest telehealth site.