What Is Telemedicine?

Right now, we are all working hard to flatten the curve. However, just because we are needing to stay at home doesn’t mean that we won’t be in need of healthcare services. Everyday illnesses and injuries can crop up at any time.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Hixson continues to put the safety of our patients first, which is why we are now offering AFC TeleCare services in order to help bring you the quality medical care you need from the comfort of your own home.

How Does Telemedicine Work?

Telemedicine allows for patients and physicians to speak via electronic communication—whether it be from a mobile device or a laptop—in real-time. As with a normal appointment, during an AFC TeleCare appointment, your medical provider will carefully review your symptoms and offer a diagnosis and treatment plan.

In cases where additional treatment and care is needed, he or she will help you determine next steps.

Conditions Telemedicine Can Treat

  • Allergies
  • Arthritic pain
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds
  • Diarrhea
  • Infections
  • Insect bites
  • Sore throat
  • Pinkeye
  • Rashes
  • Sinus infection

Is Telemedicine Safe?

Telemedicine has been shown to be a safe and secure form of communication. In fact, it has been shown to be just as safe as if you were at our urgent care center for a visit in person.

AFC TeleCare appointments are conducted over a secure and protected video chat. You receive a private link to the video chat once you have scheduled your appointment, and only you and your provider can access it.

Additional Benefits for Telemedicine

  • No need for transportation
  • Can avoid taking time off work
  • No need for child care
  • Reduced risk of catching another illness
  • Less time spent in waiting room

Feeling under the weather? Schedule an AFC TeleCare appointment with AFC Urgent Care Hixson today for a diagnosis and treatment plan.