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Greene County Medical Center
1000 West Lincoln Way
Jefferson, Iowa 50129
(515) 386-0500


What is Telehealth?

Telehealth services at Greene County Medical Center provide patients another convenient care option. The latest technology is utilized to facilitate a personalized visit between the provider and the patient, who can see and talk with each other via video camera and screen as if they were in the same room.

Telehealth appointments can be scheduled with Greene County Family Medicine Clinic and Behavioral Health providers.

Patient Privacy is Important to Us

Telehealth technology follows all current privacy and HIPAA standards.  Medical information remains protected.  All involved in a telehealth visit will be acknowledged - patient, physician and nurse will be introduced.

As with all medical treatment, the telehealth patient may:

  • Choose to have a consultation done via telehealth, or by traveling to a physician or specialist's office site.
  • Choose to stop a telehealth visit at any time.
  • While telehealth provides a very complete and thorough diagnosis, a physician or specialist may request a face-to-face examination.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do telehealth visits occur?
A: At Greene County Medical Center, these visits will take place with providers from the Family Medicine Clinic and Behavioral Health. 

Q: What advantage does a telehealth visit provide?
A: Patients who may not be able to travel to the clinic can still connect with their provider to receive necessary services. This can save time and money for those in rural areas who may have to travel greater distances to meet their healthcare needs.

Q: Will my insurance cover this?
Typically, most insurances cover most telehealth visits. One should always check with their insurance carrier prior to utilizing telehealth for verification.

Q: Is extra paperwork involved?
A: No. A telehealth visit is treated like any medical center visit, with the general consent signed at time of registration.

Still Have Questions?

Call 515-386-0500