Telehealth, also called telemedicine, allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in remote locations using telecommunications technology. The patient has a “virtual office visit” with the provider via secure and confidential channels through the use of computer cameras and speakers.
Telehealth provides a convenient way for patients living in rural areas to obtain care that otherwise would require traveling long distances in potentially poor weather conditions.
The initial visit should be in person in order to establish a relationship between provider and patient. Subsequent visits may be conducted via telemedicine if appropriate.
Telehealth is useful for all ages, except very young patients (under the age of 5) who benefit from personal interactions with the provider.
To schedule an appointment, please call North Valley Behavioral Health at (406) 862-1030.