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Talk to your health care provider about telehealth options

Health care providers of many specialties are now integrating telehealth into their practice.

Here are some questions to ask when you call:

The Medicare Care Compare tool can be used to identify health care providers by specialty, provider or practice name, ZIP code, or city and state. A telehealth indicator (PDF) in the middle of the page can be used to identify providers that offer telehealth services.

Find telehealth care through your health insurance

Your health insurance company can help you find health care providers who offer virtual medical visits. They can also help you find telehealth companies who mainly operate through web-based portals or apps that can be downloaded onto your smartphone.

To find out about your options, check your insurance company’s website, see if they have a mobile app, or give them a call.

Find a health center

Health centers provide services regardless of patients’ ability to pay and services are charged on a sliding fee scale. Use this tool to find health centers that offer telehealth and free COVID-19 testing.

Health centers offer quality care to people with:

  • No health insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Private health insurance

Emergency hotlines

  • For help with mental and/or substance use, visit the SAMHSA Helpline or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
  • For help if you have swallowed, splashed, or gotten stung by something, visit the Poison Help hotline or call 1-800-222-1222.