Telehealth is a sensible choice during the COVID-19 crisis. Since telehealth visits are done remotely, by visiting with your Crystal Clinic specialists online instead of in person you are doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the community, including yourself and your family. In addition to preventing the transmission of COVID-19, each telehealth session also helps to preserve critical personal protective equipment (PPE) for caregivers since there is no face-to-face interaction. Your Crystal Clinic specialist will still be able to review patient records and diagnostic tests, including laboratory results and imaging as he or she would in an in-person consultation.
What are the advantages? Having a telehealth appointment with your Crystal Clinic specialist has distinct advantages, especially now.
Is it effective for orthopaedic patients? Yes. More than 80-percent of orthopaedic injuries can be initially diagnosed in a telehealth visit. Telehealth is also very effective for follow up visits, physical therapy, and occupational therapy consultations.
Is telehealth effective for plastic and reconstructive patients? Yes. Because a virtual visit uses the camera on your phone or computer, most consultations with a plastic and reconstruction specialist can be conducted in a telehealth call. It’s also a convenient option for post-treatment follow up.
What if more advanced care is needed? During your Telehealth visit, your provider can determine if an in-person clinic visit will be necessary.
Setting up your virtual appointment. Interested in having a virtual appointment with your Crystal Clinic specialist? Click here to request an appointment; be sure to select the Telehealth option. Or call 855-687-6357, Extension 27015 to discuss scheduling an online visit. If you need help, we will be glad to guide you through the process.
Have questions? Our FAQs may provide the answers you’re looking for.