<![CDATA[We may be practicing social distancing and staying at home all the time, but that doesn’t mean that illnesses and injuries always stay away. If you experience a non-emergency medical condition and need medical attention, AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah is now offering an alternative to in-office care—AFC TeleCare.
How Does Telemedicine Work?Telemedicine allows for physicians and patients to talk via a video connection in real-time. If you are experiencing a non-emergency medical condition, visit our website and schedule a virtual visit. At the appointed time, you will video conference with a physician in real-time, allowing the provider to review your symptoms and offer a diagnosis and treatment plan. It is important to note that telemedicine is not appropriate for emergency medical symptoms, including shortness of breath or chest pain.
Conditions Telemedicine Can Treat
- Arthritic pain
- Insect bites
- Sore throat
- Sinus infection
How Does Telemedicine Benefit Patients?Telemedicine is a great way for patients to receive the health-care services they need in a quick, efficient manner right from the comfort of their own home. Especially in these times where it is best to stay at home if at all possible, telemedicine still allows you to get the medical care you need without putting yourself at risk. In addition to an added layer of safety against the virus, there are more benefits that can be associated with telemedicine.
- No transportation time or costs
- No need to take time off of work
- No child or elder care issues
- On-demand options
- Reduced risk of getting another illness
- No waiting in the waiting room