Lee TeleHealth Update
Lee Health Offering Free Urgent Care Telehealth Visits Through Lee TeleHealth
As the current wave of the coronavirus continues to spread across Southwest Florida, Lee Health is making its Lee Telehealth service free until further notice. The normal cost of a visit is $49. Lee Telehealth connects patients directly with a physician or advanced provider and is available 24/7.
Get the care you need from wherever you are.
Access to care is extremely important at Lee Health. A TeleHealth appointment is a virtual care visit that gives you the same hands-on, compassionate care you get from an in-person visit.
We leverage technology to provide our patients, physicians and caregivers safe and efficient care through Telemedicine. Telemedicine at Lee Health helps those unable to travel to in-person appointments in safe way that protects your privacy and is easy to use. We take security very seriously and all of our systems are HIPAA compliant and secure. Our goal is to have you focus on your health and not the technology.
Eligibility for TeleHealth will depend on your medical condition and ultimately will be determined by your provider. Talk with your provider or clinic scheduler to see if a virtual care visit is an option for you.
Lee Health: Your Home for Online Care
Talk to a physician through our Lee TeleHealth service or MyChart to get the care you need from the safety of your own home. If you have a medical emergency—heart attack, stroke, severe injury or pain, or trouble breathing—please do not use MyChart or Lee TeleHealth. Call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.
What Telemedicine services are offered at Lee Health?
- Family Medicine & Internal Medicine
- Occupational Medicine – Workers’ Compensation Visits
- Covid Units
- Genetic Counseling
- Neurology (Adults & Pediatrics)
- Rehabilitation (PT,ST,OT)
- Chronic Care Management (Diabetes)
- Addiction Medicine
- Psychiatry (Adults & Pediatrics)
- Cardiology (Adults and Pediatrics)
- Palliative Care
- Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Urgent Care (Adults and Pediatrics)
- Cardiothoracic Services
- Surgical Post-Op
- Observation unit
- Pharmacy Medicine Therapy Management
- Skilled Nursing
- Sleep Medicine (Pediatrics)
Telemedicine Program at Lee Health
For just $59 per visit, LeeTeleHealth gives you 24/7 access to a live doctor so that you can get on the fast track to getting better. That’s why Lee Health brings you Lee TeleHealth, an on-demand medical service from the comfort of your own home. Click the link to get started.
When can I use Telemedicine?
You should use Lee TeleHealth in place of an urgent care visit. You do not need an appointment, and you can log on anytime, day or night. You should use MyChart for a scheduled appointment in place of an in-person visit with your primary care doctor for general medical issues and discussion.
If you have a medical emergency—heart attack, stroke, severe injury or pain, or trouble breathing—please do not use MyChart or Lee TeleHealth. Call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.
Is telemedicine as effective as an in-person visit to my doctor?
A telemedicine visit is very similar to a traditional doctor's appointment. At Lee Health our real-time consultations are just as effective as an in-office visit.
How should I prepare for my visit?
- Smartphone, tablet, or Computer/laptop with working camera & speakers
- MyChart access
- Open space around the computer if doing rehabilitative exercises
- Prescription vials (if applicable)
MyChart: How to Schedule a Visit
Utilizing Telehealth technology to provide access during hospitalization.
At Lee Health, our goal is to get you connected with physicians and caregivers as safely and quickly as possible during your stay in the hospital. Most of the time, physicians will be at your bedside, but there are times when we use telemedicine to connect to a physician. We take security very seriously and all of our systems are HIPAA compliant and secure. Our goal is to have you focus on your health and not the technology.
- Telehealth Consultations
To provide safe and efficient access to care, sometimes our specialty physicians will perform the consultation using a Telehealth cart.
If English isn’t your primary language, don’t worry. We can bring in a language interpreter to ensure you clearly understand the information being given to you.
- Support Services
To provide safe and efficient access to care, sometimes our Support services will perform the consultation using a Telehealth cart. Lactation, Nutrition, Chronic Care Management, Pharmacy and more.
Leveraging technology to connect families and loved ones.
Healthcare is not a single player sport. We want your family and loved ones to be part of the process, whether it’s as your advocate, another set of eyes and ears, or just to be there for comfort. We have developed some exciting tools that allow your family to be part of the journey.
If your family/advocate cannot be present when the doctor is with you, they can send a text or email link to have them connect and see and hear the consultation or discharge instructions.
- Discharge Instructions
If your family/advocate cannot be present when the doctor is discharging you, they can send a text or email link to have them connect and see and hear instructions.
- NicView™ Streaming Camera System
Camera in the NICU to allow you to safely & securely see your baby when you can’t be present. This service helps families develop that bond with their preemie or hospitalized infant even when they can’t be in the NICU with them. It is the next best thing to being there.
The camera delivers a secure image stream for parents and family members to view their baby remotely. Family members can securely access NicView from anywhere there is an Internet connection via laptop, smartphone, or tablet.
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