TeleMedicine through Zoom

 Its as easy as 1- 2- 3 !

   1. Make an appointment the usual way--call the office and the secretary will help you make an appt for a Zoom meeting.You must have a valid e-mail address to do a telemedicine visit.  You will receive a link via email for your appt.

        (If you are a  cash pay patient the secretary will collect the $50.00 fee now. If you have insurance, your copay will be waived during the COVID19 outbreak).

   2. Find a device to use for your appointment, go to your email, and click on the zoom link (blue hyperlink) in your email.  It might ask you to download Zoom onto your device. Be sure to look at the bottom of your screen and click on the video and microphone icons to un-mute and turn on your camera.

   3. Anne will join you in the Zoom meeting +/- 5 to 10 minutes.

During the COVID 19 outbreak, we are waiving co-pays on Telemedicine visits!

Cash pay patients are charged $50

The following insurances will pay for Telemedicine visits:

  • SelectHealth 

  • Medicaid of Utah (Traditional and Non-Traditional)

  • Medicare

  • DMBA 

  • EMI Health

  • tricare

  • wise

  • and many others. Call your insurance to see if this service is covered.
     

Here are some good examples of conditions that can be treated through telemedicine: 

  • mental health visits and follow ups, anxiety, depression

  • skin infections, minor burns, rashes

  • routine asthma care

  • routine diabetes, Type 2

  • routine refills of non-controlled substances

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

  • High cholesterol

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

  • Prediabetes or high blood sugar

  • Smoking Cessation

  • sinus pressure  of at least 7 days

  • allergies

  • eye infections

  • urinary symptoms in women (an antibiotic cannot be prescribed without a UA unless there are at least 3 symptoms of UTI, such as painful urination, fever, back pain, nausea, bladder tenderness, frequency, urgency.  If painful urination is the only symptom, you must come in and give a UA to get an antibiotic)
     

Examples of visits that are NOT treated through Telemedicine:

 

    *  any condition that requires a controlled substance (Sorry, but It is ILLEGAL to prescribe a controlled substance through telemedicine)    

    * conditions that require a test (strep test, pregnancy test, lab work)​.

  • Urinary symptoms in men

  • Ear pain

  • First time visits (usually)

  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath

  • Chest pain

  • Fainting

  • Confusion 

  • Any sudden or severe pain

  • Unusual abdominal pain

  • Controlled substances refills