Virginia Pediatric Group is initiating a telemedicine office visit protocol for specific conditions with clear parameters for patients and/or families to use. We know it can be difficult to make the time and deal with the traffic when coming to the office for follow ups or to pick up prescriptions from the office for certain medications. Using a video interface that can be scheduled as an appointment and qualify for appropriate monitoring of care for on-going medical problems can substitute for an in office visit. Most insurance companies recognize and will cover the charges for a telemedicine visit, with the same co-pay arrangement as an office visit. Prescriptions will be electronically delivered to your pharmacy of choice or, in the case of those that require a signed prescription, mailed to your residence.
VAPG’s Telemedicine Services Include:
- Prenatal visits
- Mental Health follow-up for ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioral and sleep issues
- Asthma and allergy, and acne follow-ups for medication management and refills
- Review of labs and consultations
- Travel consults
We will ask that you pay your insurance co-pay prior to the visit, as is done in the office. If an insurance company does not cover the visit, you will be charged for the cost of the visit. When you call to make a telemedicine appointment, you will be referred to a website where you will be able to set up an account and. for each visit, answer questions related to the encounter. You will be sent an email reminder of an upcoming appointment and, when you log in, will be placed in a virtual waiting room. Most visits require that your child participate when capable. Most visits take 10 to 20 minutes..
ADHD and other behavioral care evaluations require an initial office visit and may require several office visits to establish a stable medication regimen. Subsequent visits for medication review may be done via a telemedicine visit. It is important to have at least one in-office visit each year and it is important if there are problems or issues that may require a face-to-face in office encounter. Refilling medications for certain skin disorders like eczema and acne, asthma, and allergies may be done through the telemedicine portal.
After scheduling a telemedicine appointment, you will need to follow the instructions here to register with Live Health Online. Please use Service Key “VAPEDIATRICS” when signing up.