Permission for Telehealth Visits

Last updated:

May 31, 2024

What is telehealth?

Telehealth is a way to visit with healthcare providers, such as your doctor or nurse practitioner.  You can talk to your provider from any place, including your home. You don’t have to go to a clinic or hospital. 

How do I use telehealth?

You talk to your provider by phone, computer, or tablet. 

You can use video so you and your provider can see each other.

How does telehealth help me?

You don’t have to go to a clinic or hospital to see your provider, and you won’t risk getting sick from other people. 

Can telehealth be bad for me?

You and your provider won’t be in the same room, so it may feel different than an office visit. Also, technical problems may interrupt or stop your visit before you are done. 

  • Your provider may make a mistake because they cannot examine you as closely as at an office visit. (We don’t know if mistakes are more common with telehealth visits.)
  • Your provider may decide you still need an office visit. 

Will my telehealth visit be private?

We will not record visits with your provider. We suggest that you conduct your visit in a private space to prevent others from hearing something you do not want them to know. We use telehealth technology that is designed to protect your privacy. 

What if I want an office visit, not a telehealth visit? 

Outro does not provide services in-person. 

What if I try telehealth and don’t like it?

You can stop using telehealth any time, even during a telehealth visit. You are not obligated to continue using Outro to provide your healthcare. If you would like to cancel using Outro for your healthcare needs, simply contact us. You can cancel in any one of the following ways:

  • email OR
  • sign into your patient portal and write a message to the Outro team.

What does it mean if I continue the sign-up process with Outro?

If you indicate you have read this document by clicking “Create Account,” you agree that:

  • You have read and understand the information in this document.
  • Any questions you had were answered. 
  • You want to move forward with a telehealth visit.

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