It's pretty safe to say that we're all busy. Actually, busy might be an understatement for some of us. And if you're anything like me, you might have a hard time setting aside time to take care of yourself. We tend to blow off things like doctor visits because of time. We have to schedule an appointment, drive there, park, see the doctor, drive back home or to work. And sometimes that can seem overwhelming, at least for me it does. So sometimes I put my health in the backseat because interrupting my busy schedule feels like too much.
Which is one of the reasons I'm so excited about 24/7 Video Visits, now available through The Christ Hospital. They're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on-demand. If I have an issue at 2 a.m., I can hop on and get some answers in the comfort of my own home. I scheduled a video chat appointment with Denae Butler, CNP, to learn more about video visits, what they offer, and how they can help save time.
First off, the process was incredibly easy. I signed right on, picked a service provider, answered some simple questions about my health concerns and was given the option to use my health insurance or pay a flat fee of $59. Then I started my visit with Denae!
What are the conditions that 24/7 video chats can address? Denae says many things can be addressed over video and don't require someone to be seen in person, including:
- COVID-19 symptoms
- Pink eye
- Rashes, acne, bumps and bites
- Sinus infections
- Sore throats
- Stomach flu
- Urinary tract infection
- And minor injuries like a sprained ankle.
Denae says more serious conditions should be addressed at Urgent Care
or by contacting your primary care provider; and urgent or life-threatening conditions like chest pain and severe abdominal pain should be handled through the emergency department.
Also, more chronic conditions like diabetic follow-ups and mental health concerns should be maintained with your primary care provider.
Again, what's great is you can have these conversations 24/7, in the comfort of your own home on your computer or via The Christ Hospital Mobile App on your phone or tablet. These video visits are for ages two and older, and you don't need to be a patient of The Christ Hospital to use this service.
I don't know about you, but this definitely makes my busy life a little less stressful having the peace of mind that I have immediate access to care anywhere, any time of the day or night.
Learn more about 24/7 Video Visits and get started!