What is Telehealth?
Telehealth uses a broad variety of technologies and tactics to deliver virtual medical, health, and education services. This allows health care providers to deliver health care services to patients while patients are located different site from the health care provider is located. (For example, consulting a doctor from your own home or hotspot area). Telehealth offers a wide range of diagnosis and management, education, and other related fields of health care. These include, but are not at all limited to:
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Chronic Disease Monitoring and Management
Consumer and Professional Education
More information about Telehealth can be found on their website: Here
*As of March 17th 2020, an emergency declaration was made that requires New York State insurance companies to waive cost-sharing, including, deductibles, copayments (copays), or coinsurance for in-network telehealth visits. This new regulatory action helps to encourage New Yorkers to seek medical attention from their homes rather than visit a hospital or doctor's office for health care services that may be unrelated to COVID-19 — ultimately reducing strain on the healthcare system and preventing further spread of COVID-19 or any other virus.*