Please read this important information relating to our practice and COVID-19.

If you have a fever, new cough, shortness of breath, have traveled in the past 14 days, or have been exposed to a person with a lab-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, please contact our office at 757-380-8709 before arriving for your appointment, so that we can provide our best recommendations for your care.

To help keep our community safe and to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, SEVHS now provides a telemedicine service for current patients who want its added safety and convenience. Telemedicine allows you to use your phone to visit with your doctor. Your doctor can use this service to evaluate you for many routine conditions, just as in an office visit. Stay safe–call your office to get pre-qualified and set up your telemedicine appointment today!

For many, the pandemic has meant a major shift in plans, schedules, and daily routines. But while exercise classes and trips can be put on hold, your health is one thing that can’t be rescheduled.

Whether you’re dealing with lingering shoulder pain, insomnia, or have a kid with a rash, you shouldn’t need to put off a doctor’s appointment because of social distancing or fear of contracting a virus. That’s where SEVHS’s new Telehealth Visits come in. Like regular office visits, these scheduled appointments allow you to meet with your provider over the phone from the comfort and safety of your own home. Here’s why remote visits may be the best way to get care right now amid the chaos of Covid-19:

Socially Distant

As concern about Covid-19 continues to escalate, it’s important more now than ever to limit physical contact and practice social distancing. Telehealth Visits allow you to do just that. Through these appointments, you can meet with your provider without leaving your home. That means less exposure to germs in transportation to and from the doctor, as well as to other sick people in the office.

No waiting, no rushing

Healthcare providers around the country are working tirelessly right now to manage an overwhelming amount of patients concerned about Covid-19. As a result, many patients are experiencing longer wait times than usual. Remote Visits start at a pre-scheduled time, so you know exactly when you’ll connect with your provider. And just like in-office appointments, we won’t keep you waiting or rush you out.

Dedicated time with your own provider

During these turbulent times, we know you may get comfort from talking to the people who know you best. That includes those familiar with your physical and mental health history. With a telehealth visit, you can speak with a provider with whom you already have a trusted relationship. And just like a normal office visit, you can use the time to discuss longer-term health goals or concerns — from prevention to mental health and chronic conditions that you may not otherwise discuss with an unfamiliar provider.

If you need to be seen in person, SEVHS still offers in-office appointments. For more information on all of our virtual care services, please call 757-380-8709.