With the U.S. population living longer, the increase in serious and chronic illnesses that require frequent physician visits, and the shortage of primary care physicians nationwide, many patients now face lengthy delays in scheduling physician appointments. Value Health Center’s Telemedicine Program enables patients to access medical care within minutes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with behavioral health therapists and registered dietitians using a secure online video connection from a computer, tablet, smart phone, or an in-store clinic
Pharmacies are an ideal location and vehicle for offering telemedicine, as they provide patients and customers with the convenience of having their prescription, over-the-counter and medical supply needs met in one place. By offering telemedicine services, independent pharmacies can establish themselves as healthcare destinations within their communities.
Among other benefits, telemedicine helps pharmacies:
Increase store traffic
Expand and attract customers
Capture prescription and OTC transactions
Combine physical staff with online staff
Build partner programs