Is Virtual Health Care Right for My Medical Condition?

Virtual appointments 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.)

Some medical conditions are not ideal for a virtual appointment. For example:

  • New emergency symptoms (e.g. shortness of breath, loss of vision, weakness) – go to the emergency department
  • Ear pain
  • Injuries to muscles or joints
  • Cough that won’t go away
  • When you need a physical examination