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Telemedicine Benefits for Patients in Spring 2021

The spring season is the time of the year when temperatures begin to rise. The freeze of winter is gradually replaced with a much warmer breeze with gradual temperatures. The spring season can lead to allergy and illness triggers unique to warmer weather. So it helps to stay prepared and get immediate access to care with telemedicine. 

Telemedicine not only allows patients to get care safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it offers a flexible and accessible way to get urgent care services for seasonal healthcare needs: 

The health implications of the spring season

The spring season creates a more suitable environment for survival and the spread of allergy triggers and other air-borne diseases. For this reason, cases of allergies are more common in the spring, while cold, flu and COVID-19 are still a risk. 

Viruses like the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the one responsible for the current pandemic) prefer cooler weather but are also able to spread quickly as the weather warms up; people go outside and are less likely to be socially distanced. 

As a result, social distancing, regular handwashing, and other personal safety measures should be enforced. One cannot be too careful about personal safety, especially amid a pandemic.

Visits to the hospital should only occur in emergencies or very pressing issues because of the current healthcare facilities strain. As it stands, healthcare facilities are still overwhelmed by the high number of patients and an unprecedented increase in personal protective equipment.

Telemedicine and its advantages

Telemedicine refers to the remote provision of medical services. In other words, telemedicine allows patients to receive medical treatment without needing to visit the hospital; they can do so through digital means such as video calls and other teleconferencing technology. 

Telemedicine makes it possible for people in rural areas and people who live far away from healthcare facilities to consult with their doctors. It also facilitates access to psychotherapy, physiotherapy, and in some cases, emergency services. Older people who cannot readily move to and from the hospital can leverage telemedicine to receive medical treatment. Also, patients who reside in very remote areas far from healthcare facilities can enjoy a medical treatment from their homes. 

As such, only patients who genuinely need to visit a hospital will be asked to schedule an appointment, significantly reducing the strain on healthcare facilities and the use of personal protective equipment. Telemedicine is best suited for the current situation because it eliminates physical contact while delivering high-quality medical services. 

Telemedicine allows patients to receive medical care without taking a hospital trip to slow the spread of viruses and contagious illnesses. In the present situation, telemedicine is the best way to receive medical services without exposure to the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. 

In the same vein, telemedicine is covered by most healthcare insurance companies, so you have much less to worry about in terms of cost. It is also straightforward to request telemedicine services. 

All you have to do is book an urgent care appointment through our digital portal at AFC Urgent Care Bridgeport on our home page! Book today for same-day telemedicine access!