Winter often brings a variety of health concerns such as colds, bronchitis or sinus infections. Winter also often includes busy schedules. Fortunately, you can get the care you need anywhere, using your computer, tablet or smart phone.
“An E-Visit is a convenient option for minor ailments,” said Kristy Jessop, MD, of Samaritan Infectious Disease. “E-Visits allow you to find out what your symptoms mean and whether medication or other treatment is needed. All without leaving your home or office.”
With a MyChart E-Visit, you answer online questions about your health concerns and then connect with a Samaritan provider who can determine whether you need prescription medication or a referral to more specialized care. You must be signed up for the online, secure patient portal, MyChart, to do an E-Visit.
Many Health Issues Qualify for an E-Visit
- Cold, cough, flu.
- Sinus problems.
- Back pain.
- Cold sore.
- Constipation, diarrhea.
- Rash, poison oak.
- Minor burns, sunburn.
- Pink eye.
- Urinary tract infections.
- Sore throat.
- And more.
“While an E-Visit does not replace an annual check-up with your doctor, it can be a helpful solution for those times throughout the year when a minor illness hampers your day,” Dr. Jessop said.
The MyChart patient portal is a secure, convenient way to stay informed about your care, communicate with your health care providers, pay your bills and much more. Samaritan patients are welcome to sign up at samhealth.org/MyChart.