In striving to continue to take care of our Chisholm Trail Pediatrics kids, we are offering the flexibility of Telemedicine during this pandemic and beyond. This helps our patients continue to receive the care that they need while limiting the exposure of patients and staff.
Some of the conditions that we can address with a Televisit include the following:
Medication checks and follow-ups
Please keep in mind that, although we are excited about this new feature, there are some visits, especially with children, that are better as an in-office visit. The final decision on whether a televisit can be done is decided by the provider.
How does it work?
After you make the Televisit appointment with our front desk you will receive both an email and a text message with a link to join the Televisit up to 30 minutes before the visit. Your Televisit can be accessed via a computer with a microphone and camera installed or from your mobile device. At that time, you will be asked to answer a few questions, enter vitals, and then you will be entered into a virtual waiting room while the provider prepares for your appointment. During the appointment, you and your provider will decide if the appointment needs to continue in the office for any screens or for further evaluation.
How to set up a Telemedicine appointment
If you are interested in setting up a Televisit, please call our office at (512) 930-4776 for the Georgetown location, or (512)436-9455 for the Forest Creek location. Our receptionist will help you determine if a Televisit is appropriate for your type of visit, and we will give you further instructions from there.
Insurance and Payment for Telemedicine
Most insurance companies cover Telemedicine with the same benefits as a regular in-office visit. We always recommend checking your benefits or calling your insurance company to make sure prior to your appointment. We will call you shortly after your appointment to collect the copay or deductible amount for your visit. You also have the option to pay your copay online before your visit if applicable.