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How does Telemedicine Help Me Get Care and Stay Healthy?

AFC Urgent Care Watertown is expanding the services available for patients to ensure they can stay healthy and access healthcare whenever possible. COVID-19 is one of the most troubling healthcare challenges while many patients are not able to get the care they need. That is why AFC Watertown not only provides COVID-19 testing, but also telemedicine urgent care access for our patients.

A telemedicine urgent care visit allows any patient to get the care they need without the need for an in-person medical appointment. Instead, patients can book an appointment online to get care for minor illness symptoms and other types of sudden sicknesses. A virtual provider visit allows you to get the care you need while at home.

But how effective is telemedicine? Does it help with other healthcare needs that I have? What about the challenges of getting effective care while you’re at home? Is it affordable?

Below, AFC Urgent Care Watertown has outlined some of the flagship benefits of telemedicine that are accessible for all patients. If you have any more questions, we encourage you to reach out to our provider team for more information!

Reduce COVID-19 Infection Risks

Telemedicine emerged shortly after the widespread cases of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. Federal legislation and guidelines quickly passed to allow most providers, including urgent care centers, to offer telemedicine for patients so that patients can get care in their homes. Telemedicine continues to remain a great healthcare alternative to traditional care since it lowers your need to break self-quarantine and other key COVID-19 prevention activities.

COVID-19 primarily spreads through contact with others and has led to over 1 million infections across the U.S as of May 2020. With telemedicine, patients can remain at home and get care for sudden illness symptoms and other urgent care needs. A provider can even screen patients that have symptoms to see if COVID-19 testing is appropriate for their needs.

Affordable and convenient medical care, anywhere

Telemedicine not only helps address COVID-19 challenges to accessing care, but it also provides an affordable and easily accessible platform for patients that need care right away.

Instead of planning for a commute to your appointment, just book an appointment at home once you get home from work or school. When patients need to get a sudden illness evaluated, all they have to do is use their phone. Just click the “book telemedicine” buttons on our website to get started! Any patient can book care and see a provider. Your device’s audio and visual is shared with an urgent care provider to diagnose your illness and coordinate treatment.

Additionally, telemedicine also provides an affordable means for many patients to get care. Most insurance carriers in Massachusetts cover telemedicine visits for their patients while out-of-pocket rates are low for telemedicine visits. If you have any questions, please speak to your main health insurance provider.