Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to provide care when you and the doctor aren’t in the same place at the same time. If you have a phone or a device with internet access, you already have everything you need to get medical care or services through telehealth — you may be able to:
Talk to your doctor live over the phone or video chat.
Send and receive messages from your doctor using chat messaging, email, secure messaging, and secure file exchange.
Use remote patient monitoring so your doctor can check on you at home. For example, you might use a device to gather ECG or other vitals to help your doctor stay informed on your progress.