Humboldt General Hospital's telemedicine services, offered in partnership with Renown Medical Center, offer you access to experienced medical specialists right here at HGH—meaning you won't need to travel out of town if you need specialty care.
Telemedicine visits take place at HGH with the help of our team, so you don't need to have your own computer or smartphone.
HGH's telemedicine services give you access to specialists in many different areas, including:
- Adolescent medicine.
- Behavioral health.
- Coumadin Clinic.
- Ear, nose, and throat.
- Infectious disease.
- Pulmonology, including care for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- Sleep medicine.
Scheduling a telemedicine appointment
Before you see a telemedicine specialist, you will need a referral from your primary care physician. Our telemedicine services are available to all patients, and we accept all insurances.
It can take up to two weeks to get an appointment time.
What to expect at your appointment
Telemedicine appointments happen in person at HGH. Rather than meeting at home with a doctor, you will come into our Rural Health Clinic, where you will meet with your specialist using specialized teleconferencing equipment. A trained medical assistant will accompany you to your exam room, check your vitals, and act as the specialist's "hands" if they need to examine you. In the case of behavioral health appointments, the assistant will leave the room so that you can talk confidentially with your doctor.
To schedule a telemedicine appointment or learn more about telemedicine services at HGH, talk with your primary care physician.