When Charlottesville Orthopaedic Center first opened, we became the first orthopaedic office in Charlottesville to offer digital x-ray and electronic medical records. We have prided ourselves with staying on the forefront of not just offering the latest in orthopaedic treatment options, but the technologies to deliver that treatment. In keeping with that tradition, we are now offering telemedicine visits for our patients.
Telemedicine is the use of various types of technology in order to provide real-time healthcare to patients who are not physically in the office. Using various forms of communication we are able to meet with you, diagnose your condition and together come up with a treatment plan that will meet your needs. You get the same high quality medical care as an in-office visit but with the convenience of a visit at your home or location of choice.
Telemedicine can be used for new and existing patients, new problems and old. There are some restrictions. The best way to see if telemedicine is right for you is to contact our office and we can work together to find the best visit type.
Yes, telemedicine visits are covered by insurance. In most cases these visits are treated just like an in-person visit to the office by insurance companies, but without you having to come in. Depending on the type of telemedicine visit, your out of pocket cost, including co-pays, will be the same. .
Any computer, tablet or phone that has a camera, speaker and microphone. There may be some other options depending on the type of visit. Contact the office and we can help you match the equipment you have with the best appointment option available.
In addition to the HIPAA compliant practices already in place, the software platform used for audio/video transmission meets or exceeds current required protection measures.