What is Telemedicine?
The remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology.
Why is the Charles Evans Center offering Telemedicine?
CEC is committed to ensuring that your healthcare needs are met, always.
The following specialties are being offered through Telemedicine:
- Primary Care
- Addiction Treatment
How to Connect to a CEC Telemedicine Visit?
Setting up a virtual visit with your provider is easy.
Please follow the steps below:
Call our main office to make an appointment (516) 622-8888.
There are two types of Virtual Visits:
Telephonic: you will speak with a Provider over the phone
Videovisit: simply download the ZOOM app onto your smart device or computer and connect with your Provider by video. This is an especially useful option if you need to have a face to face visit with your Provider.
Download the ZOOM App
Click here for directions on installing and connecting with ZOOM.
What to Expect During a Telemedicine Visit
A telemedicine visit is similar to an in-office visit, but instead of traveling to see your doctor, you can telephone or video chat with them from home, work, or another convenient location. Our care providers can assess symptoms, make a diagnosis, recommend treatment, provide therapy and send prescriptions to your pharmacy.
Types of Telemedicine Visit Appointments
Our providers offer telemedicine visits in primary care, neurology, psychiatry, dental and addiction treatment services. Some examples of appointments that can be held via telemedicine include new patient visits, intakes, sick visits, follow-up/maintenance visits, addiction treatment services and hospital discharge follow-up appointments.
Telehealth visits cannot be used for appointments that require physical examinations, such as annual physicals. If you have questions about whether a video visit is right for you at this time, call our office (516) 622-8888.
Cost and Insurance Options
All Medicaid and Medicare plans are accepted. Our office can help you to determine if a telemedicine visit is covered by your insurance provider.
The Charles Evans Center offers an easy and private way for patients to access their medical information and connect with care online. The Charles Evans Center Patient Portal enables you to have access to:
Appointments: book and keep track of your appointments online
Lab Results: Access and view your lab results
Medication: Request prescription refill
Medical Records: View your personal health records
Education: Receive education material
Message: Send and receive messages from CEC Staff
Health Reminders: Receive health reminders
Referrals: Receive and request referrals
To gain access to our secure server on Patient Portal and become web-enabled, simply sign up by providing us with a personal (non-work) e-mail address.