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Telehealth refers to how health care providers can use technology to provide care and services. It includes live video visits (telemedicine), text reminders, educational videos, online food logs, patient portals, and online results from tests (for example, lab tests or radiology tests).
Telehealth can help families:
Health care providers can:
Video visits are also called telemedicine visits, virtual visits, or online visits. During video visits, health care providers see and talk to patients and caregivers through a mobile device, computer, or tablet.
A video visit can let them care for someone with:
They also can offer patient education in a video visit, such as showing patients how to use an asthma inhaler.
Ask your health care provider’s office if they offer video visits. If they do, get set up before your child has a video visit:
If your child has a video visit at a different practice, ask them to forward the information about the visit to your usual health care provider.
Many health institutions digitally store their patients’ health information. Learn about electronic health records (EHRs) and how they can improve health care.
Building a relationship with your child’s doctor requires communication and reasonable expectations.
Finding coverage for your kids may be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Many kids are eligible for government or community programs, even if their parents work. Learn what resources are available to your family.
When kids need intensive health care after they’re discharged from the hospital, it’s important that family and caregivers learn about the devices, equipment, and support they’ll need.
PCPs are health care providers that offer routine checkups, vaccines, and non-emergency medical care. Learn more about PCPs and how to choose a great one.
Involving teens in their health care can help prepare them for managing it on their own as adults.
School-based health centers provide a range of services to meet kids’ and teens’ health care needs. Centers usually are inside a school building or right next door.
Each time you hop up on a doctor’s exam table, somebody makes a note in your medical records. There may come a time when you need your medical information, so find out how to get it and how it’s protected.
Because EHRs improve how well your doctors talk to each other and coordinate your treatment, they can enhance your medical care. Get the facts on electronic health records.
Your best resource for health information and advice is your doctor – the person who knows you, your medical history, and accurate medical information to answer your questions.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Figuring out health care is part of becoming an independent adult. Here are tips for teens on what that involves, and how to choose your own doctor.
If you suffer from a chronic illness, you know it can be anything but fun. But you can become better informed and more involved in your care. Here are tips to help you deal.
If you need mental health care but don’t think you can afford it, you’re not alone. Get tips on finding low-cost or free mental health care in this article for teens.
Adolescent medicine doctors are specialists who have extra training in the medical and emotional issues that many teens face.
You deserve medical care from someone who helps you feel comfortable and understood. Get tips on finding the best doctor for you.
Health insurance has a language all its own. This article for teens explains what some key terms mean.
Taking charge of your own health care is a big step, and it can be a little overwhelming. Here’s a quick crash course on insurance for teens.
Taking responsibility for your own health care means understanding things like prescriptions. Read our tips for teens on filling a prescription.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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