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What can be treated through telehealth?

Telehealth can be used to treat a wide range of health conditions.

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What types of care can I get through telehealth?

Telehealth lets you take care of your health in different ways, like:

  • Talking to someone about your feelings or problems with issues like alcohol or drugs
  • Checking results from lab test or x-rays
  • Checking on common problems like headaches or infections
  • Looking at skin problems
  • Managing your medicines
  • Getting help for common sicknesses like colds or an upset stomach
  • Checking in with your provider after surgery
  • Doing physical or occupational therapy
  • Using remote patient monitoring tools to track your health

Talk to your health care provider to see if telehealth is a good fit for you.

More information:

6 ways to power up your health with telehealth: know your health care options (PDF) — Health Resources and Services Administration

Types of telehealth services (video) — Health Resources and Services Administration