The University of Virginia offers the very best in specialty medical care through telemedicine-facilitated consultations at many partner locations throughout the Commonwealth. The UVA Center for Telehealth offers over 45 specialty services and connects with hundreds of sites throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.here.
Information for Patients:
What to expect...
Your local physician or health clinic and your UVA specialist will work together to decide on the best treatment plan for you. Your medical data, x-ray images and other important information will be sent directly to the specialist at UVA Health System who will review your information before your appointment. An appointment will then be scheduled for you at your local medical center for your telemedicine consultation. During your appointment you will talk to the physician using a TV screen, camera and broadband internet technology. After the appointment, your healthcare provider will be faxed a report with follow-up information.
By using telemedicine, you can enjoy timely access to specialty health care without the burden and expenses of long distance travel. Instead of having to make a lengthy trip to a medical center such as UVA, you can have a shorter journey to your local clinic for your UVA telemedicine appointment and receive world-class specialty medical care.
"Using Telemedicine services,
I no longer have to travel to Charlottesville, stay in a hotel and
miss time away from work and my family."
- Hepatology Patient
We know that saving travel time, decreasing your number of days away from work, and reducing transportation costs will allow for you to receive care more easily. Telemedicine does this while giving you the same quality of care.
Clinical Specialty Services
Currently we offer appointments in a number of specialties including: Cardiology, Child & Family Psychiatry, Dermatology, Endocrinology, High Risk Obstetrics, and many more. To view the full list of available specialty services, click here.
If you have any questions regarding the services we offer, please feel free to contact us toll-free at 1-855-TMEDUVA (1-855-863-3882) or (434) 924-5470 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Many insurers including Medicare and Virginia Medicaid cover the cost of telemedicine.
As of January 1, 2011 most of the private insurers throughout the state of Virginia are mandated to reimburse for telemedicine services.
Virginia Medicaid reimburses for telemedicine services provided anywhere in the Commonwealth. Patients with out-of-state Medicaid can still be scheduled, but must have authorization for services from their Medicaid program. It is best to check with your individuall insurance provider regarding coverage for telemedicine services.
Medicare reimburses for telemedicine services provided to patients from rural areas (designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas.)
All patients being seen through UVA Telemedicine will complete financial screening paperwork just as if they were coming to UVA for their appointment. After completion of the paperwork, any telemedicine charges will be prorated to match you financial abilities, if applicable. If you have insurance, a claim will be filed with your insurance company.
Here are some resources to explore patient eligibility for Medicaid or Medicare services.
If your physician recommends that you see a specialist, you can have him or her contact a local health clinic that has telemedicine capabilities. The local clinic will contact the UVA Office of Telemedicine to help arrange an appointment. Self-referrals are also accepted, but you will need to work with your local telemedicine equipped facility to set up your appointment.