4 Key Reasons to Choose COVID-19 Testing with Telehealth
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the rapid growth of remote work and more people embracing the virtual world. What used to be commonly done in person has now been replaced by video or interactive communication tools via websites and apps. This change has also revolutionized the healthcare sector. Telehealth and virtual patient appointments now allow patients to talk with a qualified medical professional from the comfort of their couch, bed, or anywhere in their home. At Culminate Care, we are big believers in the benefits of telehealth, especially in regard to treating COVID-19. That’s why we have created this list of key reasons for you to choose COVID-19 testing via telehealth today and in the future.
1. Rest and recovery
There is nothing more important when battling any illness let alone potentially COVID-19 than rest and recovery. Telehealth can play an important role in this. Let us explain how – imagine going to a regular doctors appointment at a clinic for your test. You would have to get out of bed, get dressed and then drive yourself to your local hospital or health center. All these actions require energy and add additional stress your body does not need at this time. By organizing a virtual appointment, you can take your COVID-19 test in the comfort of your home while being supervised by a medical professional.
2. Prevent the spread of COVID-19
Another important benefit of telehealth is it helps prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Just look up at the scenario we explained above around your usual doctor’s visit. In that example, we didn’t even go into the fact that you will have to mix with multiple people during your visit. There is a big risk of you spreading your illness to others or catching something yourself. By organizing a telehealth COVID-19 test instead, you are not only keeping others safe, but you are also receiving the same level of medical care that you would if you went in person.
3. Effective treatment
When it comes to taking a COVID-19 test at a medical center or at home, there is not much difference. In fact, there are many factors that make you feel more comfortable and relaxed at home. Thanks to the latest video-conferencing technology, you have a qualified medical practioner listening and watching you via your device’s screen. You can take your time while listening to the professional’s careful instructions. Most people have taken an at-home COVID-19 test without the supervision of a Doctor but now you can add their expertise, quickly and easily via a virtual appointment.
4 . Travel requirements
The pandemic has caused governments around the world to tighten up their travel requirements. For example, many locations now need you to provide a video observation and lab report for your self-test kit. As per CDC guidelines, in-home tests must be accompanied by a real-time telehealth video observation service with photo ID verification and issuance of a validated lab result in order to get a certified test result for travel to and from the United States.Today, you can get video observation and a validated lab report for your test kit at Culminate Care.
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At Culminate Care, our innovative concepts are designed to enhance healthcare with safe, cost-efficient, and effective solutions. Talk to our experienced team of experts today. Through our partnerships, we are implementing innovative concepts such as PCP house calls with virtual specialties, pop-up preventive care clinics utilizing telehealth technology, and state-of-the-art electronic health records (EHR) programs designed to accurately and efficiently manage HEDIS® care gaps and chronic care management.
Culminate Care is continuously seeking new models of healthcare with our partners, investing in research and development of effective healthcare solutions to improve the health and wellness of our patients, while bolstering our partners’ medical practices. Contact us HERE to learn more about the benefits of COVID-19 testing with telehealth.