Using telemedicine to improve patient health and public safety

Northern California Medical Associates physicians and providers are now able to offer telehealth video conference visits for many appointments.

Public health officials are urging patients to use telehealth services to get remote treatment, fill prescriptions and get medical attention during the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic whenever possible. In support of this aim, most NCMA providers are now able to conduct patient visits via telehealth using Zoom, FaceTime and Skype.

For some appointments, telehealth video visits with a NCMA provider will be suitable to replace in-office visits.

What you need

If you are new to Zoom, it is a simple, easy-to-use platform that can be quickly downloaded for use on computers, laptops, tablets and phones. The user interface is intuitive and straightforward. Here are some instructions on how to prepare for a Zoom telehealth appointment with your NCMA provider.

Whatever method you and your provider choose, our office will contact you in advance to help you get set up. You only need a smartphone, tablet or laptop with a camera to participate in a telehealth visit.

Talk to your NCMA provider today to get on the schedule for this very popular new offering. For a list of our offices and how to contact them, visit the NCMA contact page. For an alphabetical list of NCMA physicians, visit our Find a doctor page.

Outdoor visits too!

Outdoor visits may also be possible with your NCMA provider. NCMA Cardiology — Petaluma’s Sheryl Garrett, MD, is able to see some patients outside their office (at 719 Southpoint Boulevard) in the parking area. If you are a patient of Dr. Garrett’s and would like to minimize possible exposure by attending an outdoor, in-person visit, please contact NCMA Cardiology — Petaluma directly.