Picture of a man sneezing into a tissue while sitting in front of a laptop.Do you need a way to receive medical care without having to venture outside your house? Maybe you feel so ill that you don’t have the energy to drive to a doctor’s office, or you don’t want to risk spreading germs to others (or contracting another sickness while you’re out). Or perhaps you can’t fit in a visit around your work or school schedule, or you don’t have transportation or childcare available.

If you’re in Ringgold, Georgia, you’re in luck. Erlanger ExpressCare—a trusted urgent care provider affiliated with the Erlanger Health System—offers telehealth appointments for situations just like yours. Our state-of-the-art telehealth visits allow patients to speak to an experienced provider using a video-enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer, all from the comfort of home.

What Conditions Can Online Doctor Visits Be Used to Treat?

As a general rule of thumb, telehealth should only be used for illnesses and injuries that don’t require hands-on diagnosis or treatment. For example, if you need lab testing, X-rays, stitches, or a cast, then you’ll need to seek in-person care. You should also visit an in-person clinic for physicals and vaccinations. Be sure to call 911 or head to a nearby emergency room (ER) if you’re experiencing life- or limb-threatening symptoms.

Is Telehealth Right for Your Needs?

If so, call Erlanger ExpressCare’s Ringgold, GA, urgent care center today at (706) 841-4100 and let us know that you’d like to schedule an online doctor appointment. We’ll be happy to tell you more about our telehealth service, answer your questions, and arrange a virtual visit at a time that’s convenient for you.