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SCMSC Virtual Consultation

Utilize our telehealth options for greater convenience and accessibility.

Take advantage of SCMSC’s available telehealth appointments for comfort, accessibility and convenience.


In an era of rapid technological advancement, healthcare delivery is evolving to meet the needs of patients in new and innovative ways. One such advancement that has gained widespread attention and acclaim is virtual consultations or Telehealth. In response to the growing needs of our patients and to keep up with the advancing technology in healthcare we have adopted a virtual consultation program at SCMSC.

But what exactly is a virtual consultation or Telehealth, and how can it benefit you as a patient? Let’s explore the world of virtual healthcare and the numerous advantages it offers.

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth, often referred to as telemedicine or virtual consultation, is the use of HIPAA-compliant digital communication technologies to provide remote healthcare services to patients. It enables patients and healthcare providers to connect virtually, breaking down geographical barriers and expanding access to medical care. This can include video consultations, phone calls and even remote monitoring of vital signs and symptoms.

How can Telehealth help you?

  1. Convenience: One of the most significant benefits of Telehealth is the convenience it offers. You can consult with healthcare professionals from the comfort of your home or office, saving you time and the hassle of traveling to a physical clinic. This is especially advantageous for those with mobility challenges, busy schedules, or living in remote or highly congested areas. Avoid L.A. traffic!
  2. Accessibility: Telehealth expands access to healthcare. It’s a game-changer for patients in remote locations who might not have easy access to medical facilities. You can consult specialists and primary care physicians without the need for long journeys.
  3. Reduced Wait Times: Appointments are often scheduled more efficiently, with shorter wait times for Telehealth consultations compared to in-person visits. This means you can receive timely medical attention when you need it.
  4. Cost-Effective: Telehealth can be more cost-effective. You save on transportation expenses and potential time off work. Additionally, some insurance plans have no copay for Telehealth services. Please consult with our SCMSC staff to confirm your insurance coverage for telehealth visits.
  5. Continuity of Care: Patients with chronic conditions can benefit from continuous monitoring and follow-up care via Telehealth. It allows healthcare providers to track your progress and adjust treatment plans as necessary.
  6. Improved Health Outcomes: Research indicates that Telehealth can lead to improved health outcomes. Patients who regularly consult with their healthcare providers virtually tend to be more engaged in their care and follow treatment plans more diligently. Plus, telehealth video conferencing can offer healthcare providers a more personalized perspective of your health conditions in an in-home setting.
  7. Privacy and Confidentiality: HIPAA-compliant telehealth platforms prioritize patient confidentiality and privacy. Your medical information is secure, and you can have candid discussions with your healthcare provider without the fear of privacy breaches.

Getting Started with SCMSC Telehealth

  1. Contact SCMSC to schedule a telehealth consultation.
  2. Ensure you have the necessary technology, such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a camera and a stable internet connection.
  3. Download any required apps or software and familiarize yourself with the SCMSC Telehealth platform.
  4. Confirm with SCMSC staff your insurance benefits and coverage for telehealth benefits.

Book your Telehealth appointment

Telehealth is a revolution in healthcare, offering convenience, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness. By embracing virtual care, you can access the medical attention you need while staying in the comfort of your own space. Make sure to consult with your SCMSC healthcare provider to explore the possibilities of Telehealth for your specific healthcare needs. The future of healthcare is here, and it’s just a video call away. To book your telehealth appointment or to confirm insurance coverage for telehealth, call our office at (818) 900-6480 or request an appointment online.

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