We all go through it - at some point, we end up with a bad infection, injury or something else that just can’t wait for medical attention. We need to see a doctor, and fast!
But if you’re like most people, you might not be able to get into the office to see your doctor right away. And if you’re feeling lousy, the last thing you want to do is leave the house.
That’s why we’re offering remote visits through the eVisit® app. When you request a remote visit with one of the doctors on-call, the doctor will be sent your medical profile for review. While he is reviewing your medical profile and your noted condition, you will be placed in a virtual waiting room. After he has reviewed your information, your eVisit will begin without you having to come into the office.
The next time you need quick treatment, give eVisit a try and receive high-quality medical care from the comfort of your own home!
We understand that you may have a few questions about this new service, so here are the answers to frequently asked questions to help you better understand eVisits and how to use the eVisit® app.
What is eVisit?
eVisit is a telemedicine software platform built for healthcare providers that allows them to diagnose and treat their own patients online. The doctor’s visit is conducted online via 2-way video chat from your computer, laptop, or cellphone.
What does the eVisit app do?
The eVisit online and mobile app is an easy-to-use, secure, 2-way video platform that allows you to receive treatment from your doctor anytime, anywhere for common health issues. Evisit can be conducted on your computer, laptop or cellphone. Using Google Chrome or Firefox, the app can be download using Google Play or the App Store.
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How can my doctor treat me without a physical exam?
Your doctor actually doesn’t need to do a physical exam to diagnose and treat many conditions. That’s because knowing your medical history is considered 90% of the evaluation when combined with the doctor patient interaction. How your are feeling can be just as important to your doctor as the results of a physical exam. Plus, being able to see you and view any pictures uploads via eVisit gives your doctor the additional visual information needed to make a diagnosis.
Can my doctor prescribe medication?
Yes. If the doctor decides you need treatment, he or she will send your prescription electronically to your pharmacy so that it is ready for pickup when you arrive.
What conditions can be treated via a remote visit?
Remote visits are a good way to get treatment for most minor medical conditions, including: allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cold & ﬂu, sinus infections, insect bites, pink eye, rashes, skin inﬂammations, sore throats, urinary tract infections, lab reviews, prescription reﬁlls and much more.
What conditions cannot be treated via a remote visit?
The doctors at Cahaba Medical Care strive to provide the best care possible. However there are conditions that cannot be treated with an eVisit. Those conditions include certain urgent and emergent illnesses / injuries, all controlled substances / narcotics, and chronic disease management to name a few.
In addition, the doctors reserve the right to tell you that your condition will require an “in-office visit.”
In case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
How does a remote visit work?
With the eVisit app, seeing your doctor remotely is easy. If you’re a new user, the ﬁrst thing you’ll do is go to cahabamedicalcare.com and Request an eVisit. On the eVisit portal create your account. Once logged in, complete your patient profile, set up payment method, and set up your pharmacy information. Then, follow the instructions and request to see a provider.
How much does it cost and can I use insurance if I have it?
The cost is $50 per visit. No, the visit cannot be billed on your insurance. Debit/ Credit cards are accepted for payment only.
Create your eVisit account today. Click on the Request an eVisit button at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions about using the eVisit online or mobile app, feel free to contact us at (205) 926-2992 or email eVisit’s Customer Care Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.