Lutheran Health Physicians Offers Telehealth Visits
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (April 15, 2020) – Lutheran Health Physicians is providing the community with the option of seeing their providers using a smartphone, tablet or computer. Telehealth or virtual visits enable patients to talk with providers just as they would in the doctor’s office, but without leaving the comfort of home. Appointments are available for new and existing patients.
“Continuity of care is important to us, as is the safety of patients and staff during this time when social distancing and staying at home are critical, ”says Dan Konow, Chief Executive Officer, Lutheran Health Physicians. “Telehealth can be a solution for many who need to see a provider.”
Although some appointments require a physical examination in order for the provider to meet the standard of care and make fully informed decisions, many visits can be managed well through virtual interaction. These may include certain visits for:
- Minor illnesses such as colds and allergies
- Minor injuries such as sprains
- Annual wellness visits
- Follow-up care
- Medication management
- Chronic disease management
- Back pain
- Other specialty care
Many insurance plans cover telehealth visits. Video visits are typically required, although some plans will cover telephone visits. Patients should check plan coverage or ask when making an appointment.
To make a telehealth appointment, call the provider’s office directly or Lutheran Health Physicians at 844-546-3627. The practice will provide instructions about the telehealth visit when the appointment is scheduled. For more information about this service, visit https://www.lutheranhealthphysicians.com/telehealth.
The foundation of Lutheran Health Network is built on an experienced team of more than 7,000 employees working together with the more than 800 physicians who compose its medical staffs. The network’s more than 100 access points in northern Indiana include physician offices, urgent care clinics, outpatient centers and eight hospitals.