Emmanuel Family Clinic-Saluda has added telemedicine to its primary care offerings.
We are pleased to offer convenient telemedicine solutions to help connect patients and healthcare providers to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality care.
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, telehealth enables our clinical team to practice social distancing to further reduce the spread of illness while still meeting our patients’ health needs. We look forward to the many ways this new offering will further advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.
For patients who meet certain clinical criteria, Emmanuel Family Clinic-Saluda is offering two types of telehealth visits: telephonic and tele-video. A telephonic visit is simply a patient phone call with a provider (when they cannot connect through our secure video system), and a tele-video visit is a virtual, face-to-face visit with a healthcare professional using a video conferencing service.
Patients can request a telehealth visit by calling our office at (864)445-2250, just as they would for an in-person visit. If the virtual visit is deemed clinically appropriate, the patient will be given an appointment time and instructions for the best way to connect given the available platforms. Then, instead of coming to the office, he or she would call back at the scheduled time and be “checked in” by a nurse or office manager, and then transferred to the provider for the call or two-way video.