We are happy to announce that we are providing telemedicine as alternatives for our patients.
Our telemedicine services are available only for those patients living in the state of Florida.
The cost is $99 per visit for cash paying patients.
All patients with insurance or Medicare will be responsible only for the co-pays or deductibles as dictated by their insurance plan.
All appointments can be made online or by calling our office.
If you make an appointment online, please choose the telemedicine tab. You will receive a call shortly thereafter to guide you on how to login to our patient portal (Healow agent).
We offer telemedicine to all Workmen’s Compensation injuries in Florida.
If you are a case manager and are making an online appointment for a patient, please enter the patient phone number and email for us to contact them. You may fax us any additional information.
What conditions we may treat by telemedicine:
1. Cold and flu: fever, cough, sinus infection, asthma exacerbation, prescription refill
2. Skin: rashes, skin infections, allergies, sunburns, cold sores, puncture wounds
3. Women’s healt: UTI, birth control pill, STD, STI
4. Men’s health: erectile dysfunction, UTI, STD/STI’s, prostatitis.
Please note that our telemedicine services at Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches do not include the prescription of any controlled substances through telemedicine. Patients who need prescriptions of these drugs can visit any of our facilities either through an appointment or as a walk-in patient. The same is true if you are suffering from a disease not listed above. If you are not sure if your medical concerns qualify for telemedicine, please contact us.
What is telemedicine urgent care - Florida
Telemedicine, or telehealth, is a type of program that uses the internet to offer patient care. This means that you can get efficient medical treatment and medical advice from our online doctor in South Florida without having to go to our clinic. All you have to do is schedule an online consultation with us, wait for our call, and follow easy steps that will give you access to our client portal.
In the U.S., there are already more than 200 telemedicine networks with over half of all hospitals offering a telemedicine service, and these facilities have dramatically improved the state of the healthcare system in the country, according to a study in the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. And with the current health crisis, telemedicine has become a necessity rather than an option.
Here are some answers to the common questions you might have about telemedicine:
Is this service for me even if I’m not tech-savvy?
We have made our virtual urgent care services in South Florida seamless and uncomplicated for our patients. Our staff will guide you on how to login to our client portal.
Which patients benefit most from telehealth urgent care in Florida?
Our telemedicine option is currently being offered to Florida residents only. Patients who are immunocompromised, or with a poor immune system, and persons with disabilities can benefit the most from our services through telemedicine urgent care - South Florida.
In this time of a pandemic and with the continuous surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, pregnant women and elderly patients, who are highly susceptible to contracting the disease, may also find telemedicine a more convenient and safer alternative.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of telemedicine?
Telemedicine has many benefits, especially in the time of COVID-19. The biggest advantage of telemedicine or telehealth urgent care in Florida is convenience.
Patients will be able to consult from anywhere in Florida, without compromising the quality of medical care they receive. Telemedicine also saves travel time and the patient can be easily monitored via video calls and other web tools, especially if the patient has a condition that makes traveling difficult or if the patient is suffering from a chronic illness.
The system and portal that we use to provide telehealth for urgent care in Palm Beach are secure and safe to use, even as data is accessible to us in the digital space. We make sure that any information you provide will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
Generally, patients have a better outcome when medical care is accessible and available when they need them. Through telemedicine, we bring our services even closer to our patients.
The obvious disadvantage of telemedicine is the lack of direct contact. Patients cannot easily be physically examined, so it will not be available to all medical cases. For this reason, we limit our telemedicine services to cases we mentioned above. If your condition warrants, you might also be asked to go to our clinic personally for a follow-up examination.
How do I get medical care through telemedicine?
As long as you have a stable internet connection, and a computer or a phone, you’re all set. To request a virtual consultation, you can call us or fill out this online form. Our staff will be in touch with you shortly to guide you on how to access the patient portal. The instructions are easy to follow, but if you are having difficulties, don’t hesitate to ask our staff. They will be more than happy to assist you.
Telemedicine consultation is very similar to a normal consultation. You will go through the process of providing personal information, family history, and medical history. Some physical examination is also possible, although limited. Honesty is crucial in telehealth. If you have any laboratory or health records, keep them close to you during the consultation.
Learn more about Telemedicine for Urgent Care in South Florida
Here at Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches, our goal is to make every effort to meet your expectations and provide you with the highest quality of medical care.
Telemedicine is available in all of our locations:
- Telemedicine West Palm Beach
- Telemedicine Palm Beach Gardens
- Telemedicine Juno Beach
- Telemedicine North Palm Beach
Likewise, we remain open at this time in all of our locations: West Palm Beach, Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Palm Springs/Forest Hill Blvd. If you have further questions about telemedicine in Palm Beach, don’t hesitate to contact us.
The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.