At Oly Ortho, we care about our patient’s safety and access to healthcare. Now offering Telehealth Virtual consultations with specialists during COVID-19 outbreak.
Olympia Orthopaedic Associates has acted swiftly to service patients via Telehealth for patients with orthopaedic needs that are stuck at home while the COVID-19 outbreak continues to worsen in the U.S.
Many of Oly Ortho’s physicians have offered Telehealth, a virtual option to meet and speak with a specialist through your Smart Phone or tablet. To find out if you are a candidate, call Olympia Orthopaedic Associates at 360.570.3460 and ask a representative about our Telehealth option.
Telehealth Appointment Tips
Check Your Tech: Be connected to your home WiFi network. Sitting close to your router will allow for the strongest signal. Position your phone so your provider can clearly see you on the screen, place it on a stand if possible.
Set the Stage: Minimize distractions. Make sure you are somewhere quiet so you and your provider can hear each other. Keep pets and children out of the room if possible. Sit somewhere comfortable so you are relaxed.
Have an Assistant Available: Designate someone to help hold your phone and take notes. A second set of hands can be helpful to position the phone during the exam portion of the visit. Prepare a list of questions ahead of time so you don’t forget anything.
Attire: Dress as you would for a visit to the clinic.
Examples: Wear shorts for a knee exam or tank top for a shoulder exam
Telehealth expresses that around 80% of orthopaedic injuries can be diagnosed over its platform and offers some great information if you are interested in learning more about its platform.
Check out the FAQ’s below:
Telehealth is a simple, secure way for you to hold a telehealth consultation with an orthopedic provider from Oly Ortho. Telehealth allows HIPAA-compliant chat and video calls. It’s encrypted, so your patient health data is secure.
What is Telemedicine?
Telehealth is the delivery of healthcare over modern communication methods. In the case of Telehealth, this is done with HIPAA compliant secure video chat.
Is Telehealth secure and HIPAA compliant?
Yes. Our telehealth system uses HIPAA compliant video that is also utilized by other leading telemedicine providers and NASA.
What are the patient benefits of Telehealth?
Simplified Access, Eliminate Travel Time, Can be seen/treated from anywhere, Easy Virtual Scheduling
How much does it cost?
The visit is billed to your insurance and coverage is the same as if you were in the office for an in-person visit.
Do I need WIFI?
WiFi is not required but highly recommended. You will need the ability to connect to the internet, so if you do not have WiFi at your location you will need a mobile device with LTE, 4G or 3G service.
What type of devices can I use?
Smart Phones and Tablets
Health Savings Accounts can be used and visits average around 10 min!