Virtual Care Options
HCA Florida Healthcare provides various telehealth options for you to conveniently get the care you need when you can't make an in person appointment.
Telemedicine has changed the way healthcare is delivered. It allows quick access no matter where you or a doctor are located. Medical providers are able to evaluate, diagnose and treat a person they are unable to see in person via online video call.
HCA Florida Healthcare is at the forefront of telehealth. We provide various options for you to conveniently get the care you need, including bringing specialists to rural communities. Whether you have a one time health concern and don’t have the time to make an in-person appointment, or would like to consult with your regular doctor, we have options to suit your needs.
Telehealth for outreach care
Telehealth is also used to give people in rural areas quick access to specialists while keeping them close to home. These services are utilized in inpatient, outpatient and emergency settings.
Outpatient specialty telehealth
Outpatient telemedicine allows people in rural communities to have consults with medical specialists while remaining in their local clinic. This means patients only have to travel to their local healthcare provider when absolutely necessary.
If a rural hospital does not have a particular specialist on staff, telemedicine can be used to help facilitate treatment. Our specialists are able to digitally connect and talk to the patient as well as other doctors and nurses and help them provide the appropriate treatment.
Telehealth is also used to help treat patients in emergency situations. Physicians at rural emergency rooms are able to connect with our specialists to help make decisions that can be critical to patient outcomes. Telehealth can help patients receive expedient care and ensure seamless transfer if needed.