You Can’t Hit Pause on Your Health
When you have a big life change, you’re stressed and pressed for time. Unfortunately, your health care needs don’t stop.
You still need physical therapy for your back. Your son still needs to work on his “t’s” with his speech therapist. Your anxious teenage daughter definitely needs her counselor. Your husband still needs to talk to his doctor about his blood pressure.
AND more than ever, you wish you would have met with that dietitian your doctor suggested.
Regular life feels like it should pause until life’s big challenges pass.
You Need Your Health and Energy
But, health experts agree that you need to take care of yourself if you want to have the health and energy to confront problems face on. It may be hard to prioritize your health at a time like this, but it’s essential.
We’re All Facing the Coronavirus Pandemic
And now with the coronavirus pandemic making it even harder to access the health care you need, what’s a person to do?
You feel like you’re putting your life and your loved ones on the line just by walking into a medical office right now.
You CAN Still Get Health Care Help
Don’t give up on yourself.
There is a way to get great health care and in an efficient and safe manner right now.
Just like businesses everywhere are realizing that much of their face-to-face meetings can be done online with video-conferencing tools like Zoom, health care patients and providers are realizing the same thing.
Meet with All Your Regular Healthcare Providers with Telehealthcare
You can get great quality, health care with all your favorite providers that you know and trust online. Using technology you already have (like your cell phone a tablet, or a laptop) you can meet with your doctor, therapist, counselor, or dietitian from the comfort of your couch.
AND, best of all your health insurance will NOW pay for it. During the Coronavirus pandemic, Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurers everywhere are now covering a HUGE list of health care services delivered virtually from all your regular health care providers.
What is Telehealthcare?
People in the health care industry call this remote or virtual health care “Telehealth.” This term can be confusing. Just know that it means getting health care through some kind of technology (home phone, cell phone, tablet, or computer). And now your trusted health care partners are offering it.
So Much to Love About Telehealthcare
Think of it–No more waiting for hours surrounded by coughing strangers in the germy waiting room. No more circling busy parking lots looking for an open space. No more frantically calling friends searching for a baby sitter. No more long commutes to a short appointment. It’s healthcare provided on your schedule.
How to Get Started with Telehealthcare
To get started with telehealthcare, call your favorite health care provider to see if they offer it and how to get connected.
Then, check your health insurance website to see if they cover it. If they don’t cover it today, check back tomorrow because telehealthcare coverage is truly expanding every day.
Treva Garcia is a dietitian that helps her clients make health and weight loss habits that run on Autopilot. She’s been offering telehealth for five years and finds that her once her clients try it, they’re hooked.