Is a virtual appointment right for this appointment?

If you are unsure, contact your healthcare provider to talk about the best kind of medical appointment for your medical condition.

Virtual health care appointments may work well for:

  • Many skin problems
  • Minor infections or irritations
  • Some mental health issues
  • Sexual health questions
  • Travel-related care
  • Follow-up for tests and screening (e.g. lab tests, blood pressure, etc.)

A virtual appointment may not be right for all conditions. The healthcare provider may need to see the patient in person for conditions such as:

  • New emergency symptoms (e.g. shortness of breath, loss of vision, weakness) – go to the emergency department
  • Injuries to muscles or joints
  • Ear pain
  • Where a physical exam is needed