You CAN Do that Virtually!

Maggie Grainger
July 21, 2020
2 min read

Let’s set the scene: you’re at home and something is up with your body, but you can’t figure out what it is. You don’t want to go into the clinic, but you’re pretty sure this isn’t an issue that can be diagnosed, let alone solved, over the phone. But googling your symptoms is scaring you more than it’s helping. What do you do?

Enter Carbon Health Virtual Care. We offer Virtual Care for this exact reason, connecting you with providers who can give you the answers, diagnoses, and prescriptions you need to get better — all from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Still skeptical that Virtual Care can’t help treat what you’ve got? Take a look at a quick list of conditions our providers regularly diagnose with a short video consultation.

  • Urinary tract infection (UTI): Most treatments can even be recommended virtually.
  • Skin conditions: This includes rashes, bug bites — anything you can share on camera.
  • COVID-19 concerns: Providers can help determine whether you should seek further in-person clinics for testing.
  • Mental health concerns: Therapy sessions — including cognitive behavior therapy — is conveniently available via Virtual Care and is only $99/hour.
  • Pediatric-related issues: Providers are on hand to address concerns for children of all ages
  • Any other medical condition: Providers can provide you with their professional medical advice on a wide range of conditions, and offer a plan for next steps, if needed, including things like:
  • First-time yeast infections
  • Sore throats & upper respiratory infections
  • Pink eye
  • Acid reflux
  • Travel-related questions

So what CAN’T providers do virtually?

Providers can’t prescribe controlled substances, nor can they diagnose chronic UTIs or male UTIs over virtual care appointments. That said, if you’re wondering whether your condition or issue can be solved via Virtual Care, you can always set up an appointment and providers will determine whether you need to come in for a physical appointment.

Want to learn more about how Virtual Care visits work and how you can book one? Check out our “How Virtual Care Visits Work” blog for a step-by-step guide.

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Maggie Grainger

Maggie Grainger is the Brand Copywriter at Carbon Health. She enjoys writing about diverse healthcare issues and helping people live their healthiest lives.

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