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Telemedicine Services

Powerful Healthcare Access Through Humboldt General Hospital

Humboldt General Hospital now offers access to over 80 healthcare specialties through a recently established Telemedicine collaboration with Renown Medical Center. Now, instead of requiring patients to travel to visit with medical specialists, they can access the skilled professionals they need at our 118 E. Haskell Street facility.

What Is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a new branch of medicine that has harnessed the capabilities of teleconferencing technologies to give patients more access to medical professionals. With telemedicine sessions, patients can speak to medical specialists, physicians, and other professionals about their medical concerns from convenient locations. The use of medical assistants and specially designed audio and video equipment also allow the conferencing doctors to assess the patient's health as well.

The Benefits of Telemedicine

Telemedicine is becoming more and more popular for various reasons. Not only does it offer benefits to the patient, it also has many advantages for doctors and healthcare facilities.

Just some of the benefits of Telemedicine include:

  • Greater access to medical specialists for patients
  • Friendly, convenient, high-quality medical consultations
  • Reduced cost for patients
  • Reduced burden on health care providers and medical facilities

How Telemedicine Works

Humboldt General Hospital’s Telemedicine services give patients access to trusted medical specialists throughout the State of Nevada—right here in Winnemucca.

During each appointment, the patient is accompanied by a specially trained medical assistant who acts as the specialist’s “hands,” using any medical equipment the specialist calls for to address the patient's health. The patient can see and speak with the doctor—and the doctor can see and speak with the patient—just like an in-person check-up. The special equipment also has audio/visual capabilities so that if the specialist must examine the patient's body (looking into the ear, down the throat, etc.) the specialist can see what the equipment records. Appointment length varies, but many patients complete their session in about 20 minutes.

For more information, or to schedule a Telemedicine appointment, please visit with your primary health care provider.