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SHS is now able to provide a wide range of telehealth appointments to students. If you don’t need to be seen in person, please contact us for a telehealth appointment by calling 541-737-9355.
What is a telehealth appointment?
Telehealth is the delivery of health care services through live, interactive videoconferencing or by phone. Telehealth allows you to see and speak to your clinician (or other health care service provider) without you having to travel away from home.
The benefits of a telehealth appointment include:
Should I ask for a telehealth appointment?
SHS offers the following types of telehealth visits:
How is telehealth different from a regular in-person visit?
Your telehealth appointment is similar to your regular visit. The only difference is that you will see and speak to your doctor via videoconferencing or via phone! The SHS telehealth system uses a secure, HIPAA compliant implementation of Zoom which you can access via computer or phone. Just speak normally as if you are having an in-person conversation. You should be able to see and hear your clinician clearly.
There are a few differences between a telehealth appointment and an in-person visit. During a telehealth appointment:
How is my privacy protected?
Your privacy is important to us. Your appointment takes place in real time and is not recorded. The equipment is all on a secured network that meets the same privacy and security standards as the medical equipment you find at SHS.
In addition to the clinician protecting your privacy, there are steps you can do as a patient to protect your own privacy.