United Hospital District offers secure telehealth visits with many UHD healthcare providers. This option allows you to have an appointment with your provider without leaving your home. Some patients find this especially helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also allows us to limit exposure and practice social distancing in our lobbies.
To schedule a telehealth visit at UHD, call 507-526-7388.
Telehealth visits are audio and video visits with your provider using your tablet, smartphone, or any other internet-connect computer or device with the camera and microphone enabled (turned on). Telehealth visits are secure and also HIPAA-compliant.
UHD providers will continue to see patients in the clinic setting, following strict cleaning protocols for patient safety, when the visit, therapy or procedure is not an option for telehealth.
Telehealth may be an option when you can’t have an in-person appointment with your UHD provider at one of our clinics. Some of the benefits include:
Not all types of patient visits can be done via telehealth but is appropriate for some types of initial visits and follow up visits. At UHD, we currently offer telehealth appointments related to these services:
Telehealth is an especially good option for Mental Health visits because there is no need for a physical exam.
Telehealth visits are covered by most insurance companies as a face-to-face visit. Patients should always call their insurance company with questions.
How does a telehealth visit work?
Telehealth visits are very easy for our patients. The requirements are:
When you call to make a telehealth appointment, we’ll make sure you understand the process.
Tips for a successful telehealth visit
A telehealth visit will feel much like a regular office visit. Dress and sit yourself comfortably and be prepared to speak frankly with your healthcare provider. Before you connect to your telehealth appointment, consider these tips: