By now, most people know what to do if they have COVID-19 symptoms. But during a quarantine, what do you do if you need to see a doctor for another concern?
St. Luke’s has the answer with its Virtual Visit option.
“Your health care needs don’t stop, and neither do we,” said St. Luke’s family medicine physician Dennis McGorry, MD. “In most cases you can stay home and still be ‘seen’ by your doctor.”
“Staying on top of your health is important, even in times of uncertainty,” McGorry said. “With St. Luke’s Virtual Visits, you can connect with your primary care doctor, a physical therapist or a specialist from the comfort and convenience of your own home.”
Patients who already have a scheduled appointment or need a new appointment are encouraged to call their physician’s office to schedule the virtual visit in place of their typical in-office visit. Then it’s simply a matter of connecting via phone or computer.
“Staying home is important in a time like this,” said McGorry. “As we are being advised to shelter in place, it should be reassuring to know that your doctor is here for you.”
How can a St. Luke’s Virtual Visit help you?
- Primary care, physical therapy and specialty care appointments
- Routine, chronic and acute health care needs
- Personal care with physical distance
- Care conveniently provided on your smartphone, tablet or computer
Call your St. Luke’s doctor or Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s office today to schedule your virtual visit. If you are looking to find a provider, call 1-866-STLUKES (758-8537) and select option 4, or visit SLUHN.org.
For more information on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit SLUHN.org/covid-19. St. Luke’s has also established a hotline to answer questions about COVID-19.
Note: This local health news is brought to you in partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network.