What is Telehealth and Digital Heath?

Telehealth is a way to get medical care and health services without going to a doctor’s office, clinic, or hospital. You won’t have to go in person. You can talk to healthcare providers using a computer, phone, or tablet. 

You can use telehealth for different types of health care. Telehealth services include: 

  1. Virtual Visits: You can talk to doctors, nurses, therapists, or specialists from wherever you are. This might be through video calls or online chats. 
  2. Remote Monitoring: Telehealth lets you use devices at home to track blood pressure, heart rate, or glucose levels. Your healthcare provider gets this information electronically. 
  3. Digital Consultations: You can ask medical questions, request prescription refills, or get follow-up care. This care might be through secure emails, texts, or messaging apps. 
  4. Education and Support: Telehealth provides resources to help you learn about and manage your health conditions. This might include online classes or support groups. 
  5. Privacy and Security: Telehealth platforms keep your health information private and secure using special technology. 

Telehealth makes it easy to connect with healthcare professionals, get advice, track your health, and learn more about staying healthy. 

If you want to learn more about how to manage your care using telehealth services, call the Link to Care WA hotline at 866-757-1832 (TTY:711) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.