During the COVID-19 pandemic, taking some simple steps can help keep us all safer. These include wearing face masks, social distancing, and avoiding large gatherings.
Receiving some of your health care through telehealth rather than in-person visits offers another opportunity to protect yourself and your care providers during the pandemic. Fortunately, telehealth visits can deliver much of the same high-quality care you receive during in-person visits.
Here at Women’s Healthcare of Princeton, our team of providers, led by Dr. Maria Sophocles, is pleased to offer telehealth visits as an added option for current and new patients. Learn why telehealth is necessary right now and what you can expect from telehealth visits.
Why schedule a telehealth visit?
Our providers and staff do everything we can to make in-person medical visits as safe as possible. Even so, there is a risk of COVID-19 transmission whenever people share common spaces. Having a virtual visit rather than an in-office visit is safer for you, your provider, and our office staff.
Telehealth visits also help preserve supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gowns, and face shields, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Throughout the pandemic, care providers have faced shortages of PPE. Telehealth helps ensure that PPE is available when it is needed for in-person visits.
To maintain good health, it’s important to continue seeking medical care, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Postponing care could lead to more serious health problems in the future. Telehealth gives you a safe way to get the care you need.
When you have a telehealth visit with Women’s Healthcare of Princeton, you’re connected with Dr. Sophocles or one of our experienced nurse practitioners. We do not contract out our telehealth services to other providers.
Telehealth visits are simple to do. During your telehealth visit, we connect with you via your computer, mobile phone, or tablet. Our telehealth platform is secure and easy to use. It requires no downloading, no complex login processes, and no passwords. When you schedule your appointment, we make sure you know exactly what to do to connect with your provider virtually.
Telehealth visits are covered by health insurers.
Types of appointments
Telehealth works for both preventive and diagnostic care. In most cases, telehealth can be used for the visits related to the following issues:
- Birth control
- Follow-up care
- Gynecologic, vaginal, and urinary health issues
- Menopausal symptoms
- Menstrual health concerns such as heavy bleeding
- Postoperative check-ins
- Pre-pregnancy counseling
- Prescription medication adjustments
- Sexual health concerns
- Surgery consultations
If your provider determines that an in-person visit would be a better choice for you, she advises you on how to proceed. Likewise, if you require blood work, imaging, or other screening or diagnostic tests that must be done in person, your provider works with you to plan a safe way for you to receive those services.
Plan your telehealth visit today
Schedule a telehealth appointment with one of our Women’s Healthcare of Princeton providers by calling our office at 609-430-1900 option #2 or book online now.