What is a Video Visit?
A video appointment with NewYork-Presbyterian allows you to access healthcare using a phone, tablet, or computer to communicate. This technology allows you and your doctor to discuss your health without physically being in the same room. NewYork-Presbyterian offers several kinds of appointments virtually, giving you the most flexibility regarding your care.
Benefits of a video visit
Video visits offer many advantages over traditional appointments. While sometimes an in-person visit to your provider is necessary, video visits can often act as the first step in diagnosis or talks about your health. Video visits can allow you to:
- Speak with your doctor from the comfort of your own home
- Fit in an appointment without allowing for travel time
You and your doctor can use video visits to discuss your chronic health issues (diabetes, hypertension) and also address dozens of common health concerns. Your provider can offer recommendations for home treatments and over-the-counter medications for allergies, colds, and flu, for example. They can also prescribe medicines for straightforward diagnoses, such as certain infections or gastrointestinal issues.