What is Telehealth and what do appointments look like?
Bridgetown is now offering Telehealth appointment which allow you to video conference with your physical therapist when you are unable to make it into the clinic for an appointment. This appointment and video conference are completed over a platform called Doxy.me which is a HIPAA compliant telehealth program.
During these appointments a Physical Therapist will be able to conduct an evaluation to determine if you are appropriate for physical therapy and rule out any emergent or referral to other healthcare providers. We also are able to complete follow up appointments with established patients where we can check in on progress with plan of care, review home program, correct any errors with exercise, and modify treatment as needed if symptoms are improving or worsening. We also are available to progress you through your plan of care while answering any questions you may have about your condition or address any concerns in your progress.
These sessions are ideal for individuals who are unable to make it to their appointment due to illness or avoidance of a widespread pandemic. It is an efficient way to see a healthcare provider who can screen for necessity of further care or referral to a hospital or medical doctor. This is a cost-effective method to receive care in a time when resources may be limited within the healthcare system.
What is the cost of a Telehealth?
Most health insurance plans are currently covering telehealth physical therapy. In most cases, you can also use your HSA and FSA for your sessions with these accounts. We do have cash options if you health insurance plan does not cover this service. Please contact us for more information if you have any questions or concerns. Appointments are typically 30-45 mintues.
What is the app this is done through?
We are currently using doxy.me where you will sign up for free as a patient. Enter doxy.me into your browser to take you to the landing page. Once you arrive on the landing page you select “sign up for free” as a patient.
You will then enter your unique provider’s link and your name to check in which will take you to a virtual waiting room where your provider will start a video conference call.
With this app your provider will be able to speak with your directly, review exercises, and transfer files and your home program to you directly through a secure server and platform.