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Choices Pregnancy Services Telehealth

Choices Pregnancy Services Telemedicine Video Visits

Meet Your Client Advocate or Medical Advocate On-Line

Telehealth refers to the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient are not physically present with each other. Mobile tablets, phones and desktop devices enable Choices professionals to consult patients by using real-time HIPAA compliant and secure video-conferencing tools. It can be used as an alternative to in-person care within the Clinic for the purposes of discussing your pregnancy related concerns, options counseling, STD education and assessment, and to answer questions regarding your sexual health.

Benefits
Reduced wait times. No transportation time or costs. Private and secure personalized care. Telehealth visits are safe, convenient, effective and our patients love it.

Simple and convenient to use.
You just need to click on the emailed personalized room link to join your advocate for a video call.

No downloads or accounts.
There is no need to download software or create an account. Just use a browser on a computer or device with a camera and microphone.

Private and secure.
All data is encrypted, your sessions are anonymous, and none of your information is stored. We adhere to HIPAA data privacy requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will a visit via telehealth be as effective as an in-person one?
At Choices, especially during this Pandemic time, we are limiting your exposure and time in our clinic, to protect you and to protect our staff. We will send your pre-consultation paperwork before your telehealth appointment. At the scheduled time you will call in and remain in the virtual “waiting room” until the appointment time. At that time, your advocate will discuss your needs and options, provide education, make an assessment, and plan the next steps. If appropriate, you will be scheduled for a shortened in-patient visit to one of our clinics for pregnancy testing, sonogram or STD testing or to apply for WIC. Remote visits have proven to be equally as effective as in-person visits for many health conditions. In fact, telehealth improves outcomes by making it easier for people to comply with follow-up recommendations and selfcare.

Telehealth is not for emergencies: While telehealth can treat common conditions, it should not be a substitute for in-person care when it comes to serious or life-threatening conditions. If you are experiencing severe symptoms or have a serious medical concern, it is important to go to the emergency room or call 911.

Is my privacy protected?
Yes. We have carefully chosen a telehealth system that safeguards your personal information and meets the tough HIPAA regulations for data transmission and storage.

What do I need to get ready for the visit?
Before a Video Visit, you will need a private, quiet place to discuss your symptoms.

How much will it cost?
All our services are provided at no cost to you.

How do I schedule a visit?
Just contact our office exactly like you would for an in-person visit and let us know you would like to set up your appointment via video.

Do I need to sign up for an account?
No, as a patient you do not need to create an account with us to see your provider. You will check in and your provider will start the call when they are ready.

What hardware and software do I need?
You will need an iPhone, iPad, other mobile tablet or Android mobile device with a cellular or internet connection. You can also use a personal computer if it has a camera and a microphone.

Contact Choices directly for additional information.

Locations

Coraopolis

Beaver Valley

Pittsburgh

Mobile Clinic