Children often require unexpected medical care and an in-person visit may not be possible due to extenuating circumstances. Telemedicine has emerged as an acceptable alternative to the traditional medical visit under specific instances. Synchronous telemedicine (real-time interactive services) involves using live interactive technology to provide real-time interactions between the patient/family and a qualified healthcare professional. Being seen by a healthcare professional who specializes in the urgent medical needs of children can easily brought into the comfort of your own home.
Telemedicine Q & A
Why use telemedicine?
You can access the same high-quality care that your child experiences in our clinic straight from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Use our virtual care platform to see and speak directly to one of our specialized pediatric providers from the comfort of your own home.
What can be treated using telemedicine?
A list of some conditions that we can treat and help manage includes:
- Rashes and skin infections
- Allergies and sinus infections
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation
- Flu (with close flu contact and clear flu symptoms)
- Counseling to decide if an in-person visit is required for cuts, trauma, injuries, cough, fever, or other illnesses that you may be concerned about
Not every pediatric illness can be diagnosed over a video chat and some conditions require an in-person exam (i.e., inner ear infections and pneumonia) or laboratory test (i.e., strep throat or urinary tract infection) to be properly diagnosed.
How soon can my child be seen?
At MVP Pediatric & Urgent Care, our team will schedule a telemedicine visit for your child at a time that is convenient for you. After registration, an appointment will be placed in our system and a link will be emailed to you. After clicking the link, you will be brought into a virtual waiting room where your child will be seen by a healthcare professional who specializes in children.