Sick visits provide timely access to your health care provider when you’re unwell or suffer an injury. Rolandine Vaughan, PA-C, MPAS, and her expert team at Virtually Urgent Healthcare (VUH) in Dacula, Georgia, Bloomington, Minnesota, and Bryan, Texas, offer patients convenient sick visits where they receive a diagnosis and treatment plan through telehealth. To find out how you can receive medical care from the comfort of home, call VUH or book an appointment online today.
Sick visits are medical consultations with your VUH provider that focus on treating new health problems or worsening symptoms. Patients can also avoid long wait times and exposure to other sick patients by using VUH instead of a traditional urgent care clinic.
Routine medical appointments cover preventive medicine services like immunizations and annual physicals, as well as checkups for patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes and arthritis.
Sick visits give you timely access to expert medical care when you’re ill or injured but don’t need the hospital emergency room (ER).
Most people recover from minor illnesses and injuries with self-care if they’re in overall good health. However, young children, seniors, and patients with underlying health problems that weaken their immune systems might develop complications.
In addition, some viruses cause worse symptoms than others. For example, some viruses might make you tired and congested for a few days, while others could cause a severe sore throat, sinus inflammation, pounding headache, or a hacking cough.
If you have severe symptoms or they’re getting worse rather than better, book a secure telehealth call with VUH. Common problems that might require a sick visit include:
Symptoms of flu, colds, and COVID-19 are very similar. VUH provides expert advice on caring for these conditions to promote your full recovery and limit the spread of infection.
VUH’s online sick visits are similar to an in-person consultation. You undergo an assessment and examination, telling your provider about your symptoms in detail. They check your medical history and look for signs of what’s causing your sickness.
You can use your device’s camera to show your provider where you feel pain or show them visible symptoms like rashes and swelling. Your provider makes a diagnosis, offers you advice on self-care, and writes you an electronic prescription that goes directly to the pharmacy of your choice.
If your provider has any concerns about your condition or can’t make an accurate diagnosis using telehealth, they might refer you for lab tests or other diagnostic imaging procedures.
Rolandine can also provide a work excuse if needed via telehealth.
To find out more about virtual sick visits, call VUH or book a telehealth appointment online today.