Providers at El Dorado Community Health Centers are working in partnership with specialists to offer you Telemedical services providing access to specialists that are not readily available locally.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the exchange of medical information from one site to another via electronic communications. The telemedicine service offered to you will allow you to have a medical appointment with a specialist via secure and interactive video equipment. You will be able to speak in real-time with the specialist during your telemedicine appointment.
Is Telemedicine Safe?
Yes, all telemedicine sessions are safe, secure, encrypted, and follow the same privacy (i.e., HIPAA) guidelines as traditional, in-person medical appointments. Your telemedicine appointments will always be kept confidential. In addition, telemedicine appointments are NEVER audio or video recorded.
Can I Choose Not to Participate?
Of course, with this program you have been offered the option of seeing a specialist via secure and interactive video equipment within your primary care office. It is your choice to follow this referral.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
EDCHC Telemedicine at (530) 621-7700.