Preparing For Your Appointment

Ready for your first TeleHealth with your doctor? Here is a checklist to help ensure your appointment runs as smoothly as possible and free of any technical glitches!

  1. Select a device with a working camera (Smartphone or Computer)
  2. Download Zoom
  3. Plug in your computer or mobile device
    • The last thing you want is for your power to die in the middle of the visit. Make sure your computer or mobile device is either fully charged or plugged in before the visit starts.
  4. Dress appropriately
    • Your doctor will be able to see you, so make sure you are dressed appropriately.
  5. Find a quiet space
    • Whether you’re at home, at work, or traveling, try to find a quiet space where you’re not likely to get interrupted. You’ll feel more comfortable with a little privacy and you’re less likely to be distracted during the visit.
  6. Adjust the lighting
    • Before you start a virtual visit, test out the lighting. Is your image clear? Is the picture too fuzzy and dark? Try turning on overhead lights and blocking light from windows, which can lead to too much background light in the video.
  7. Have a list of any current medications that you are currently taking handy
  8. If you have a blood pressure machine at home, record your blood pressure and measure your heart rate prior to your consultation
  9. Note anything you would like to ask or discuss with the doctor
    • Take a minute or two before starting the virtual visit to jot down any questions you may have for the doctor.
  10. Have your doctor’s number handy
    • Just in case you have any technical issues or other problems come up, have your doctor’s number on hand. Give the practice a call to keep them updated on any problems.

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