We understand you may need to talk with a doctor but don’t want to leave home. Our telehealth (also known as virtual visit) options connect you with a physician from your phone, tablet or computer so you can stay safe and healthy.
With these new options, you can consult with your primary care physician, or specialists like cardiologists or sports medicine providers.
These are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about telehealth that we receive.
Many insurance plans cover telehealth visits. Check with the office when you schedule an appointment or with your insurance provider directly to confirm coverage.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Medical Group offers telehealth visits for established and new patients.
Many of our providers offer telehealth visits. Call your provider’s office to see if telehealth visits are available, or to search by participating providers, click here.
Call your provider’s office and ask if your appointment can be done virtually, over the phone or via video. Some situations may require an in-person appointment to allow for a physical examination so that your doctor can determine the right care. But in many cases, a telehealth visit is a convenient and effective option to manage many conditions, such as:
Patients can connect with their doctor for a telehealth visit through several different platforms. Some work through a simple app download and registration. Others require no downloads and visits begin by clicking a link sent by email from the practice. Your physician’s office staff will provide instructions about your telehealth visit when you schedule the appointment.
With a telehealth visit, your appointment with your healthcare provider takes place via a phone call or through video using a smartphone, tablet or computer. You will be able to consult with your provider from the comfort of your home or other locations just as you would in the actual office.