Telemedicine is secure (HIPAA compliant) and easy to use. You will see and speak to your provider using video conferencing technology.
What you’ll need:
- A smartphone, computer or tablet with a forward facing camera and microphone
- Ability to receive a text message or email
- A good internet connection
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Your telemedicine options:
1. Schedule by phone
Call your clinic and ask for a telemedicine appointment.
2. Self schedule
Schedule a telemedicine visit with your regular FCN doctor through your patient portal account. (For established FCN patients only.)
Or use On-Demand
For FCN and non-FCN patients.
Get connected with an available provider.
First come, first served.
Follow the instructions provided by your clinic.
If you don’t have check-in information for your scheduled visit, please contact your clinic:
When to use telemedicine:
- Mild cases of cold, cough, sore throat, sinus infections, vomiting, diarrhea, other infections, etc. (especially if you are otherwise healthy)
- Mild cases of back pain, sprain, strain, or bruising
- Mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety
- Routine follow-up visits for chronic conditions
- Routine medication review
- Well exams (child, teen and adult) (not covered by all insurance plans)
- Medicare Comprehensive Health Assessment
- Medical goal setting or advanced care planning
Please note: Your provider will determine if your specific medical concern is appropriate for telemedicine. Routine or ongoing care and well exams should be scheduled with your regular doctor.
Visits that are not appropriate for telemedicine:
These visits typically require a physical exam, which must be done in person.
- Welcome to Medicare visits
- L&I visits (for on-the-job injuries)
- Complex or severe injuries
- Severe infections
- Other complex or severe medical issues that require an in-person evaluation
Telemedicine visits are billed just like a normal in-office visit.
- Copay and/or deductible may apply, depending on your specific insurance plan.
- You will receive a bill in the mail that shows the amount you owe after your insurance plan has paid their portion.
There may be times when a telemedicine visit needs to be converted to an in-office visit. In these instances, there would not be a charge associated with the telemedicine portion of the care.