Telehealthenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/KH_generic_header_03_2.jpgTelehealth is changing health care. Find out how things like video doctor visits can benefit you and your family.telemedicine, telehealth, virtual visit, care connect, mynemours, facetime, skype, doctor's visit, checkup, follow-up, video chat, internet, wireless, smart phone, smartphone, computer, tablet, ipad, device, electronic health record, electronic medical record, call doctor, health care, 08/08/201603/16/202003/16/2020Amy W. Anzilotti, MD03/09/202061b4a238-155c-45b5-ba70-92c0cc76e833https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/telemedicine.html/<h3>What Is Telehealth?</h3> <p>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).</p> <h3>What Are the Benefits of Telehealth?</h3> <p>Telehealth can help families:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>See a provider from home.</li> <li>Get <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/emergencies.html/">medical care</a> outside of regular business hours.</li> <li>Easily follow up with specialists (for example, after surgery).</li> <li>See medical specialists who are far away.</li> </ul> <p>Health care providers can:</p> <ul> <li>Share medical information with patients via devices such as blood-glucose readings.</li> <li>Help people who live in rural or isolated communities get medical care.</li> </ul> <h3>What Kind of Problems Can Use a Video Visit?</h3> <p>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.</p> <p>A video visit can let them care for someone with:</p> <ul> <li>a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cold.html/">cold</a></li> <li>a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/childs-cough.html/">cough</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/allergy.html/">allergies</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/conjunctivitis.html/">pinkeye</a></li> <li>mild <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/">vomiting</a> and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diarrhea.html/">diarrhea</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipation.html/">constipation</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/headache.html/">headaches</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stomachaches.html/">belly pain</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rashes-sheet.html/">rashes</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/insect-stings-sheet.html/">bug bites</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cuts</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/burns.html/">minor burns</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/anxiety-disorders.html/">anxiety</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/understanding-depression.html/">depression</a></li> </ul> <p>They also can offer patient education in a video visit, such as showing patients how to use an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/nebulizer-inhaler.html/">asthma inhaler</a>.</p> <h3>How Can I Set Up a Video Visit?</h3> <p>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:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Contact your <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/buy-health-insurance.html/">health insurance</a> company and ask if they cover video visits.</li> <li>Ask your doctor's office if they charge extra for video visits or a "convenience fee."</li> <li>Download the software/app needed for the video visit.</li> </ul> <p>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.</p>TelesaludLa telesalud se refiere a la manera en la que los profesionales del cuidado de la salud pueden usar la tecnología para brindar atención y servicios a sus pacientes. Incluye visitas de video en vivo (telemedicina), recordatorios de texto, videos educativos, registros de alimentos en línea, portales de pacientes y resultados en línea de pruebas o análisis (por ejemplo, pruebas de laboratorio o de radiología).https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/telemedicine-esp.html/a24a3a09-c66e-4269-93b0-d29ede9b220a
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Choosing Your Own DoctorYou deserve medical care from someone who helps you feel comfortable and understood. Get tips on finding the best doctor for you.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/own-doctor.html/85e1c956-7aa1-4181-929e-677acdb33b85
Dealing With a Health ConditionIf 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/deal-chronic-illness.html/c77a2c8d-e05a-428e-b9a3-6478059d2cb9
Electronic Health RecordsBecause 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/ehr.html/0ac3761b-23ec-4485-8808-7473efadbde5
Finding Low-Cost Mental Health CareIf 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/mhealth-care.html/1d8bc05d-7696-4dda-910b-0d06f3855508
Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care DecisionsInvolving teens in their health care can help prepare them for managing it on their own as adults.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/teen-health-care.html/3a9f2f21-00c2-4755-92cb-a336b5203acf
Health Insurance BasicsTaking 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/insurance.html/c6993fac-256c-4d61-befb-dbcaaf6397ca
Health Insurance: Cracking the CodeHealth insurance has a language all its own. This article for teens explains what some key terms mean.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/hmo-language.html/80a4854f-4bc9-4cd9-ac1e-282f779cfa3d
How Can I Take Charge of My Own Medical Care?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/take-charge.html/cc7d8826-2907-4331-8e0c-4956da0cfc68
How Do I Switch Doctors?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/new-doctor.html/88790e41-2056-4530-9d96-4c5eedd14365
How to Fill a PrescriptionTaking responsibility for your own health care means understanding things like prescriptions. Read our tips for teens on filling a prescription.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/rx-filled.html/97c41332-0c93-4150-8c40-fb658ba1399c
How to Find Affordable Health CareFinding 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/find-care.html/bd937742-3ea6-44a2-9f5e-c748935aea39
Managing Home Health CareWhen 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/machine.html/ae206d4e-2f4c-4262-b079-cc247311066d
School-Based Health CentersSchool-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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/school-based-health.html/a6ba4c10-00bb-4f97-8677-5e07a446ada3
Taking Charge of Your Medical CareFiguring 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/medical-care.html/68e64ed2-24a5-4eca-8bd4-5e046d46f49b
Talking to Your Child's DoctorBuilding a relationship with your child's doctor requires communication and reasonable expectations.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-doctor.html/27ae947a-1ed1-435e-ab95-61c84d7fde8d
Talking to Your DoctorYour 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/talk-doctor.html/d70c612b-127b-47b2-a920-b30c5ca1b966
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Your Medical RecordsEach 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/medical-records.html/b168beee-a537-401c-a7e6-c821d5a26be3
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