Healthcare for Remote Locations in Mill Creek and Elkins, WV
Valley Health Care offers modern telemedicine services for our patients living in remote locations and in rural areas with healthcare shortages in and around Elkins and Mill Creek, WV. These services is provided through our Care Coordination Program and can be arranged through your VHC Care Coordinator.
- Diabetic Care
- …and more!
What Is Telemedicine?
This valuable program enables you to speak live and directly with a wide range of professionals from primary care providers to specialists from any convenient location, including your home. Any online video chat application, computer, or mobile device can be used to access convenient, high-quality medical care. In today’s connected society, meeting face-to-face is pleasant, but not a necessity. In fact, when your medical provider is located several hours away, the prospect of driving all day may be downright daunting and unpleasant.
Telemedicine can be mutually beneficial for both you and your provider. You are able to receive the essential healthcare you need in a very convenient manner, while your provider is able to maintain a sense of independence to practice anywhere and anytime. With the ready availability of simple technological accessories including at-home blood pressure monitors and diabetes blood-sugar monitoring equipment, managing your health from home has never been easier.
How Can Telemedicine Help Me?
By utilizing telemedicine technology, you are able to avoid long trips to your medical provider without sacrificing anything in return. Avoid wasting time traveling, waiting for your turn in a waiting room, and waiting again in a room to be seen by your provider. Telemedicine offers you the ability to get prompt care for a wide variety of concerns, including acute minor (non-emergency) medical issues. Telemedicine is convenient and provides around-the-clock access to on-call providers 24/7. Many of our providers who participate in our telemedicine program offer virtual office visits. Send in a photo of a rash. Show your healthcare provider a change that has occurred in a mole. Get answers right away. Follow up care is simple and fast, as well. If you are interested in learning more about the convenience of telemedicine, please ask your Care Coordinator if this service is right for you.