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What is a telehealth ?

Telehealth is the use of communications technologies to provide health care from a distance. These technologies may include computers, cameras, videoconferencing, the Internet, and satellite and wireless communications.

Public health telehealth services can be used to:

  • Screen patients who may have symptoms of COVID-19 and refer as appropriate

  • Provide low-risk urgent care for non-COVID-19 conditions, identify those persons who may need additional medical consultation or assessment, and refer as appropriate
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What is the difference between telehealth and telemedicine ?

Sometimes people use the term telemedicine to mean the same thing as telehealth. Telehealth is a broader term. It includes telemedicine. But it also includes things like training for health care providers, health care administrative meetings, and services provided by pharmacists and social workers

Telemedicine is a safe, affordable, and convenient way to see a provider, 7 days a week, without leaving your home or office.