The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a whole new vocabulary. One such newly fashionable term is telemedicine—virtual healthcare that allows a patient to consult with a medical professional “face-to-face” from the comfort of home using a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a webcam. There are several benefits to this approach, including:
- Zero risk of catching or spreading germs in a waiting area
- Convenience for a patient who does not feel up to driving or riding in a car
- Easier access to healthcare for patients who lack reliable transportation
Here’s how it works—during a telemedicine appointment, the medical provider will ask the patient questions about their medical history, current medications or supplements they’re taking, and how they’re feeling. The patient will be able to describe their health concerns and show the medical provider any physical symptoms, such as eye redness or a mild skin burn. From there, the medical provider will recommend an appropriate course of treatment, which may involve picking up a prescription at a pharmacy or an in-person follow-up appointment.
Telemedicine at Fast Track Urgent Care
Fast Track Urgent Care offers affordable telemedicine services to patients of all ages throughout Maryland. Our “Virtual Visits” are ideal for people with straightforward, non-life-threatening health concerns, such as:
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Allergy symptoms
- Pink eye
- Urinary tract infection
- General health or medication questions
Get connected with Fast Track Urgent Care today! You can reserve a Virtual Visit on our website or call 844-202-1532 if you have any questions.