GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – During the COVID-19 pandemic many physicians are using telemedicine, taking video calls with patients to learn about their symptoms and treat them.
AFC Urgent Care Medical Director Jeffrey Harris said these calls often need to be completed quickly and efficiently because there are many people who will be in line.
Dr. Harris said it’s helpful to have your symptoms listed out, the medicines you take, your insurance information and ID ready.
Anyone can make a telemedicine call but a patient needs identification.
Dr. Harris said you can use any device that has video and microphone capabilities. Desktop or laptop computers works best, he said.
Doctors can prescribe medication or recommend you go for testing or see a physician in person.
Payment is done online.