You can see your primary care doctor via telehealth for many of the same reasons you'd see them in person.
You can use a video visit to start a relationship with a new PCP. It's also a great way to follow up with your doctor after treatment or a hospital stay.
Scheduling a video visit for your routine or recurring care has never been easier.
UPMC wants to make sure all people have access to care.
For those living in rural areas or far away from their PCP, telehealth offers convenience. It also helps connect elderly people or others who have problems traveling with the care they need.
Here are just a few of the things your PCP can do using telemedicine:
Telehealth is convenient and easy to use.
Some of the biggest benefits include:
Many people can connect with their UPMC PCP via telehealth. If you're a new patient, you can search for a primary care doctor who offers video visits.
Video visits are an ideal way for people with chronic conditions to stay connected with their doctor.
If you've previously received treatment for the condition, you likely already have the right home monitoring equipment (e.g., a blood pressure cuff). You can share the data from your device with your doctor through telemedicine.
Have an elderly parent who struggles a bit with technology? Their PCP can arrange to do the video visit when you're there with them to support the visit.
To connect, you need:
A video visit is much like an office visit.
Once you log in and make sure you both can see and hear each other, you'll talk about the issue that brings you "in."
Your doctor may:
Primary care telemedicine offers many advantages to help you stay on top of your health, much like in-person office visits.