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UPMC Telehealth Services in Coudersport

Traveling hours to see a specialist costs time and money. That's why we launched telemedicine care in Coudersport.

Through telemedicine, you can see specialists with a wide range of expertise close to home.

Our telehealth clinic pairs an on-site nurse with a health care expert via video. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and the help of your nurse, you can receive an accurate diagnosis and expert treatment.

By reducing barriers to health care, our Telehealth Center helps you proactively manage your health.

Contact UPMC Cole Telemedicine Services 

UPMC Cole
1001 E. 2nd St.
Coudersport, PA 16915

  • Call us at 814-260-5461.

UPMC Specialty Care
11 8th St.
Coudersport, PA 16915

  • Call us at 814-247-5571.

How Does Telehealth Work?

Your telehealth appointment will start like an in-person doctor's office visit.

When you arrive, you'll check in and then your nurse will:

  • Take you to the exam room.
  • Check your blood pressure and weight.
  • Ask questions about your health, any concerns, and what medications you're taking.

Here's where the telehealth visit will differ.

Rather than coming into the room to see you, the doctor will appear on a large screen via a secure video call. The nurse will set this up, so you don't have to worry about any connection issues.

You and your doctor can see and hear each other, just as you would if they were in the room. Your doctor may ask the nurse to use tools that send real-time info, such as a Bluetooth stethoscope.

When the visit is over, you'll receive a printout of your doctor's instructions and next steps. For instance, it could have info about a change in your prescriptions or where to go for testing.

You may still need to travel for some of your care. But you'll be glad to know that many of your specialist visits can happen right here in Coudersport.

Telehealth at UPMC Cole

Behavioral telehealth for adults, teens, and kids

If you or your child has depression, anxiety, or other common mental health problems, help is near.

Our telemedicine psychiatrist provides care for adults, teens, and children ages 5 and up.

This can include:

  • New diagnoses.
  • New medications or changes to existing ones.
  • Referrals to community supports.

Telehealth at UPMC Specialty Care

Autoimmune and rheumatic diseases

Rheumatologists diagnose and treat a wide range of autoimmune diseases and conditions that affect the muscles and joints.

During your virtual visit, your doctor:

  • Will ask you about your symptoms.
  • Can order any tests you may need, many of which you can get nearby. Can prescribe and adjust medications.

Lung disease and breathing problems

Virtual care is ideal for follow-up visits in people with:

  • Well-controlled lung disease.
  • An asthma diagnosis.
  • COPD.

The doctor can also diagnose new lung conditions for people who have had all necessary exams and tests.

These may include:

  • A physical.
  • Lung function testing.
  • Bloodwork.
  • X-rays.

Your PCP can help with any needed tests.

Children's urology

Glenn Cannon, MD, provides video visits for children with:

  • Hydronephrosis.
  • Vesicourerteral reflux.
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction.
  • Neurogenic bladder.
  • Hypospadias.
  • Ureterocele.
  • Ectopic ureter.
  • Posterior urethral valves.

Endocrine and hormone problems

Virtual endocrinology visits work well for people with diabetes and those with most thyroid disorders.

Please note. If you have diabetes, you must upload data from your insulin pump or glucose monitor prior to your appointment. Call 814-274-5571 if you need help with this step.

Epilepsy

UPMC Northshore Neurology offers virtual care for both new and follow-up patients with epilepsy who are 18 or older.

Benefits of Telehealth in Coudersport

Telehealth has many pros, such as:

  • Less time spent traveling to appointments.
  • Savings on gas and other travel costs.
  • No need to take a full day off work for a visit.
  • Care in a convenient and familiar setting.
  • The same care quality you expect from an in-person appointment, thanks to UPMC's technology, on-site nurse, and careful telemedicine program design.

Schedule a video visit.

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