We believe in-person treatment is the highest quality care; however, we are offering telehealth appointments in this current environment. Providers and patients alike are concerned about the spread of COVID-19, so we are happy to provide this option to protect everyone’s health.
How It Works: Prior to your Telehealth visit, a staff member will call to assist you with your visit. Using live video, your provider will be able to see in real time the concerns you have with your skin. Your provider will address your issues and assess whether or not it’s essential for you to visit the clinic in-person. If it is not essential, your provider can send any medication you might need to your pharmacy electronically. To make an appointment, Book Online or call a GSD clinic during business hours.
Telehealth coverage varies by insurer, but most provide some level of coverage. Most insurers have expanded coverage during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and we have a hardship rate for those without insurance. When you book your appointment, any relevant copay will be collected. Co-payments and insurance information can be managed in the Patient Portal. If you have questions about your coverage, please feel free to ask when scheduling your appointment or check with your insurance carrier.
Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communications to enable health care providers at different locations to share individual patient medical information for the purpose of improving patient care. The information may be used for diagnosis, therapy, follow‐up and/or education, and may include any of the following:
Electronic systems used will incorporate network and software security protocols to protect the confidentiality of patient identification and imaging data and will include measures to safeguard the data and to ensure its integrity against intentional or unintentional corruption. Note: These protocols may be relaxed during the Covid-19/Coronavirus Pandemic in support of community shelter-in-place and other orders to minimize physical interactions
POSSIBLE RISKS As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks associated with the use of telemedicine. These risks include, but may not be limited to:
I UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING AND GIVE MY VERBAL CONSENT:
I have read and understand the information provided above regarding telemedicine, have discussed it with my provider or such assistants as may be designated, and all of my questions have been answered to my satisfaction. I hereby give my informed consent for the use of telemedicine in my medical care. I hereby authorize my provider to use telemedicine in the course of my diagnosis and treatment.