Essentia Health expands to video appointments amid COVID-19 pandemic

Essentia Health introduces virtual visit technology, which was originally attended to start later this spring, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can now schedule your appointment.

Virtual visits are done through one’s own computer, tablet or smartphone, from home, directly between you and your provider.

To schedule your virtual visit, call your regular clinic’s appointment line or go through the MyHealth website or the MyChart app.

At a set appointment time, you log into the MyHealth website or the MyChart app and your visit will start.

Virtual visits are covered the same way an in-person visit is through most insurances.

Essentia Health officials say they are proud to be one of the first health systems to use a virtual visit platform.

Dr. Sarah Manney, Essentia Health provider, and chief medical informatics officer has been conducting virtual visits over the past week with her patients.

“Given our current crisis, we have an opportunity to provide excellent and safe patient care in a different way,” Dr. Manney said.

Before your visit, you’ll need to have a MyHealth account (sign up at EssentiaHealth.org) and Zoom, which can be downloaded through your app store or at Zoom.us.


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