Telehealth

Source Healthcare

Spine, Sports, and Interventional Pain Specialists located in Santa Monica, CA

Telehealth enables you to receive treatment for acute pain conditions from the comfort of your own home. It also presents an opportunity to speak with your pain physician, ask questions, and renew your prescriptions. At Source Healthcare in Santa Monica, California, the team of caring physicians proudly offers telehealth to patients of all ages. To request your appointment today, call our office or click the online scheduling tool.

Telehealth Q & A

We hope this message finds you and yours safe and healthy.

In an effort to decrease the burden on the local Urgent Care and Emergency Department facilities during the COVID 19 pandemic, Source Healthcare will re-open, with strict safety protocols, for clinic visits, interventional pain procedures, and surgeries as of April 1, 2020.

Scheduling Protocols for Source Healthcare are below:

1.  Telehealth Visits are available for all clients and are required before scheduling an "in-person" visit or procedure.
2.  "In-person" visits will be available for Urgent/Emergency Pain, Spine, or Orthopedic injuries that would otherwise result in a visit to an Urgent Care or Emergency Department Facility
3.  "In-person" evaluations and or procedures will be available when Pain or Neurologic Symptoms are new and/or are progressing.
4.  Urgent/Emergency Radiologic (MRI, CT, X-rays) imaging is available next door at Medical Imaging of Southern California
5. Please be available 15 minutes before the scheduled time.  You will receive a link in an email sent to you at that time.  We may use multiple applications for the video conference appointment.  For the Physitrack Telemedicine application, please use the following links:

iPhone App store
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/physiapp/id1047722007

There will be a "check in" stand on the Harvard side entrance and pre-screening questionnaire is required prior to entry. We encourage online information entry prior to your visit. A link will be sent to fill out a digital form, once an appointment is scheduled.

No family or friends will be allowed within the facility.
 
We are located at the Northeast Corner of Wilshire and Harvard in Santa Monica, across from Erewhon Market.

What is telehealth?

Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, is a branch of health care that uses electronic and/or telecommunication technology such as web cameras, smartphones, computers, and chat software to diagnose and treat pain conditions. 

It allows patients to receive medical care from the comfort of their own homes without traveling to an official onsite location. 

Telehealth allows you to access the health care services you need more efficiently. 

What conditions does telehealth provide coverage for?

Believe it or not, telehealth is incredibly versatile. At Source Healthcare, the team regularly uses telehealth services to:

  • Diagnose acute pain conditions
  • Monitor chronic conditions
  • Monitor patient reactions to prescription medications
  • Provide health counseling
  • Update and/or refill prescriptions

Web and smartphone cameras allow for thorough exam and analysis, even if you aren’t physically present at the doctor’s office.

What are the advantages of telehealth?

One of the main advantages of telehealth is that it gives you access to doctors and specialists you might not have access to otherwise. This is particularly true if you live in a rural area or lead a busy lifestyle that prevents you from visiting the doctor regularly. 

Telehealth also allows you to talk with your doctor or nurse directly, instead of relaying a series of messages to a receptionist. This enables you to ask questions, discuss unusual symptoms, and bring up any concerns you may have.  

If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or a compromised immune system, telehealth allows you to receive medical care without exposing yourself to others who might be sick. This lowers your risk of complications in the future. 

Last, but not least, telehealth services are usually covered by health insurance. This means you don’t have to pay additional fees or charges out of pocket. 

Am I a good candidate for telehealth?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for telehealth, reach out to the team at Source Healthcare. During your initial call, you’re asked to explain your individual needs and/or symptoms. 

Based on this information, the team can make recommendations for your situation.

To request your telehealth consultation at Source Healthcare today, call the office or click the online scheduling tool.