You lead a busy life, and it can be tough to fit in appointments for yourself or your family to visit the doctor’s office when something comes up. You might have to take time off from work and arrange for transportation or child care, and that all costs money and takes time. Maybe you’re sick or live with a disability, and making the trip in to see a doctor would wear you out too much.
At Living Water Community Health and Wellness Clinic, also known as Living Water Clinic, our team of family medicine providers offers high quality primary care through telemedicine in addition to our excellent in-person care from our locations in Lindsay, Porterville, and Visalia, California.
It’s important for you and your family to get the professional medical attention you need to stay in good health. Telemedicine and telehealth treatment is a great way to get the primary care you need from the comfort of your home or another convenient location, saving you the hassle and expense of a trip to see a doctor.
How telemedicine benefits you
Today’s communication technologies make it possible for you to receive top-quality medical care without needing to go to your provider’s physical office. With phones, tablets, in-device cameras, and videoconferencing software, you and your provider can communicate remotely about your symptoms and treatment needs.
Telemedicine lets you share images and videos of symptoms, talk in real time with your provider about your care needs, and get your prescriptions updated and sent to the pharmacy of your choice, all without the expense and difficulty of an in-person doctor’s appointment.
Your telemedicine treatment session with Living Water Clinic is secure and private. Your personal information is only accessible to authorized staff personnel.
A range of medical care with telemedicine treatment
Telemedicine can cover many of your basic health care needs, as protected by California state law. For some issues, you might need to schedule an in-person follow-up appointment, such as when you need a vaccination, physical exam, lab work, or biopsy.
You can use telehealth treatment for medical issues including:
- Flare-ups, rashes, illnesses that are not life-threatening, and even minor injuries
- Evaluations of symptoms and diagnosis
- Follow-ups to ensure a treatment is working
- Medication management, including prescription changes or updates
- New patient visits
Your family medicine doctor may need you to come to the urgent care clinic depending on the nature of your injury. If you have a medical emergency, you should seek emergency care right away by calling 911.
To learn more about how telemedicine can benefit you and your family, get in touch with the family practice at Living Water Community Health and Wellness Clinic today. Call the clinic near you, or schedule an appointment online.