Telemedicine: Myths and facts

Change can be scary, but change for the better makes everything worth it. With every upgraded phone model that comes out and every update we are notified about on our phones, there are always new things to get used to and small changes made for the better. Just like these changes, health care is adapting to improve access for all Pennsylvanians.

Telemedicine uses communications technology to connect you and your doctor in real time, while saving you time and money.

This might sound too good to be true, and you may have questions like, “Will I be talking to real, Pennsylvania doctors?” and “How can doctors provide me services through video or over the phone?”

The truth about telemedicine is far from ambiguous. Telemedicine services operate strictly with certified medical professionals and can be used to check almost anything—from blood pressure levels and burns to mental health status and wound dressings.

Don’t let common myths about telemedicine keep you from getting onboard with the future of health care. Telemedicine is just the latest upgrade.