Picture of a stethoscope on top of a computer keyboard.Erlanger ExpressCare—the only local provider accredited by the Urgent Care Association (UCA)—proudly offers telehealth (telemedicine) services for residents of Hixson, Tennessee, and the surrounding area. Thanks to this state-of-the-art service, you’ll be able to remotely connect with one of our experienced providers using a video-enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Who Should Use Online Doctor Visits?

Telehealth appointments are a great option for anyone who needs to speak to a medical provider but either cannot or doesn’t want to leave the house. Telehealth helps avoid problems related to:

  • Transportation – Online doctor appointments offer a solution to individuals who don’t have a car or easy access to public transportation.
  • Scheduling – Work, school, and extracurricular schedules can make it difficult to fit in visits to a brick-and-mortar clinic, and telehealth saves you time commuting.
  • Childcare – If you don’t want to bring your child to a clinic but you don’t have anyone to watch them while you’re gone, online doctor visits make it possible for you to stay home with them.
  • Exposure – Not only can telehealth keep you from exposing others to your illness, but it can also protect you from any germs that you might encounter while out in public.

Keep in mind, however, that telehealth visits are only appropriate for conditions that don’t require hands-on diagnosis or treatment. For example, someone who’s struggling with cold symptoms will likely be able to get the treatment advice they need remotely. However, someone who’s broken a bone should seek in-person care since a medical provider will likely need to apply a cast.

For More Information

If you’d like to know more about the telehealth services we offer in Hixson, TN, contact Erlanger ExpressCare’s local urgent care center today. One of our team members can answer your questions and assist you with scheduling a virtual appointment.