WELCOME TO UAB eMEDICINE
UAB eMedicine connects you and your family with UAB’s world-class care in new and convenient ways. We use telehealth technology to deliver quality care to you in your own community. This means fewer trips to the hospital or emergency room and better management of your overall health or chronic medical condition.
Telehealth is a term often used interchangeably with telemedicine. Telehealth is a broader term that includes health support services such as online health education, accessing your medical information through our patient portal website, and using mobile apps to help monitor your health. The use of telehealth is growing as hospitals and doctors strive to lower costs, expand access to care, and increase patient satisfaction. UAB eMedicine will continue to add telehealth services in the coming months and years.
UAB eMedicine Frequently Asked Questions
Telehealth and telemedicine are terms that generally mean the same thing. They both involve using technology to deliver health care remotely, enabling patients to receive quality medical services in their own community.
Insurance coverage for telehealth services has expanded greatly in recent years. Medicaid, Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield all cover some telehealth services. For more information about your coverage, please contact your insurance provider.
Bring the same things you would bring to any other medical appointment, such as photo ID, your insurance card, a list of current medications, etc. If your physician ordered outside lab tests for you, please bring those results, and the staff at the telehealth location will fax them to your physician
Telehealth clinic visits are very similar to traditional medical visits, but your provider speaks to you and examines you through the telemedicine equipment. With the help of the nursing staff at your location, your provider can complete a full physical exam, including listening to your heart and lungs with a Bluetooth-enabled stethoscope. Depending on the specialty, telehealth visits last 30-60 minutes.