Muleshoe Area Clinics Introduce ‘Virtual Clinic Visits’webmaster April 8, 2020 0 COMMENTS
Muleshoe Area Medical Center is proud to introduce a new way for patients to visit their health care providers without going to the office. Using video teleconferencing, established patients or patients who have COVID-19 type symptoms can visit with their provider using a mobile device or tablet through a special app called BlueJeans.
“With everyone practicing social distancing right now, most people don’t want to get out for routine visits with their physician,” says Dennis Fleenor, hospital administrator. “Connecting to our health care providers from home will save a trip to the office and limit the possibility of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.”
Connecting to your physician through Virtual Visits is relatively simple and can be completed in three steps.
Step One: Call Muleshoe Family Medicine at (806) 272-7531 or Medical Clinic of Muleshoe at (806) 272-7544 to set up a time for the appointment.
Step Two: The clinic office will send you a text, prompting you to download the BlueJeans app with a simple click.
Step Three: Once the appointment is confirmed on BlueJeans, you will receive a text with a link to click on at the time of your appointment. From there, BlueJeans app will take over and prompt you to talk with your provider in a video teleconference using the camera on their mobile phone or tablet.
“We’ve tested this system several times and it works great, so I encourage my patients who need refills or have simple complaints to please try it,” said Kenneth Burk, D.O. “Our clinic staff will walk you through the process when you call our office.”
While this new technology is now available, patients are still being seen at the clinic. Through the Virtual Visit, patients and their providers can discuss whether it is necessary to come into the clinic or hospital for additional services noted Fleenor.
“Many clinics and hospitals throughout the country are offering ‘virtual visits’ to their services as an added convenience for patients,” said Jared Chanski, executive vice president of Preferred. “Virtual visits will help our local health care providers maintain patient access to routine care during the current health care crisis and beyond.”
Virtual Visits at both clinics is available now for all currently established patients or patients who have COVID-19 type symptoms.