At Thrive Pediatrics, we understand your continued need for pediatric health care for your child in recent circumstances. That’s why we offer telehealth visits to our patients as a way to get quality health care right from the comfort of your home.
You can schedule a virtual appointment online, and be easily connected with one of our experienced Thrive Pediatrics providers. Telehealth visits may present different benefits and challenges that you wouldn’t typically experience during an in-office visit.
We put together a guide for parents to help guide you through what to expect during your child’s telehealth visit and tips to getting the most out of your pediatrics visit.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth medicine is a digital, online appointment service with your pediatrician. You can get a remote diagnosis on a variety of symptoms with the use of our Thrive Pediatrics telehealth technologies.
If you have any questions, feel free to call our office to see if a telehealth appointment is best for you and your child.
Is a Telehealth Appointment Right For You & Your Child?
Telehealth visits have many benefits! Visits are virtual, meaning you can get care from your home. This eliminates the need to travel to our office and meet in-person. Our telehealth visits can get your child the care they need quickly and efficiently without worry, as all of our telehealth appointments are confidential, private, and secure.
While telehealth visits are safe and convenient, it’s important to remember that these visits are not a good option for medical emergencies or visits that need hands-on medical care. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911.
If you are unsure of whether or not the symptoms are more urgent or not, give us a call or take a look at our parent resources page with a downloadable chart that may help determine when to call your pediatrician, when to go to urgent care, or when to go to the ER.
How to Make a Telehealth Appointment
If you’ve seen us before, scheduling a telehealth medicine appointment is easy peasy! All you have to do is download our Healow Telehealth App, log in with your patient credentials, and find the TeleVisit section within the app.
With our Healow Telehealth App, you can check out telehealth patient FAQs, book appointments, and join a TeleVisit right from the app, as well as have the ability to communicate with your pediatrician and access medical records whenever, wherever.
If you have not seen us before, we will need to see you in our office and finalize all new patient forms before scheduling a telehealth appointment with our pediatricians.
Telehealth Visit Tips From Our Pediatricians
We look forward to serving your family remotely on all of your child’s health needs. However, telehealth visits can be intimidating at first for both parents and children. But don’t worry, we have some tips that have helped many of our patients through their first telehealth visit in the past.
Check your device
Before your child’s telehealth visit, be sure to leave enough time to check your internet connection, microphone, and charge on your device.
Write down questions and symptoms
Writing down any general questions you have or questions about your child’s symptoms can help you stay organized and ensure that all of your concerns are addressed during your telehealth visit.
Take vitals ahead of time
When you join a telehealth visit, you will be asked to submit your child’s vitals. Make sure you leave enough time to check things like your child’s height, weight, and temperature. All of these things are helpful for us to understand what kind of medical attention your child needs.
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