Pediatrics of Arlington is working diligently to keep patients healthy and provide the best care for your child during the challenging and unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak. We are pleased to announce that we now are offering scheduled telemedicine visits in order to allow continued care while eliminating the risk of exposure to patients and family.
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communication technologies (computer, tablet, or smartphone) by a health care provider to deliver healthcare services to a patient when the patient and provider are at different locations.
What are the types of telemedicine visits does POA offer?
• Behavioral health follow up
• Asthma follow up
• ADHD follow up
• Allergy follow up
• Constipation follow up
• Weight check follow up with the access of a scale at home
• Care Coordination for medically complex child
• Well visit concerns when canceling an in-office appointment
How do I schedule a telemedicine visit?
Please call the front office at (703) 522-7300 to schedule a telehealth visit.
What are the technology requirements for the telemedicine visit?
Computer, tablet or smartphone with interactive audio and video telecommunication services.
A home broadband internet connection of at least 512 kbps.
What are the specific steps needed prior to the telemedicine visit?
When you call to make an appointment, we will ask for your email address and you will be referred to Doxy.me for more information about telemedicine. We will send you an email reminder for your upcoming appointment 5-10 mins prior to the appointment time. Please make sure to click on the link and log in (please enter your child’s name) and you will be placed in a virtual waiting room.
Can I still get prescriptions during a telemedicine visit?
Yes, a new prescription or a refill can be sent in after the visit at the discretion of the physician. For example, certain types of infections cannot be diagnosed via telemedicine such as ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, etc.
It is possible that after a telemedicine visit, the physician may determine that an additional in-person office visit will be required to accurately make a diagnosis. In this case, you would not be charged for an additional visit, even if that occurred on a separate day. However, if a subsequent in-office visit is for a separate issue unrelated to the visit reason for the telemedicine encounter, you will be billed a separate office visit.
What will it cost?
Telemedicine visits are billed the same way as an in-office visit. You will be responsible for your copayments, deductibles and coinsurance that may apply to the telemedicine visit.
Do I need to give consent?
Yes. Currently, a verbal consent from parent or guardian is acceptable due to the current circumstances, and we will soon have an electronic consent form available for your review.