To request telehealth services, call 503-626-5761 and you will speak directly with the Drs. Pierce. FaceTime telehealth services are also available should you need live video care.
- Telehealth is a technological healthcare term that includes telecare and telemedicine, which are the health care services, health information services, & health care education available online or over the phone.
- Telecare enables patients to maintain their health, safety, and independence while remaining in their own homes. This is essential to may people while sheltering in place during a pandemic such as the current COVID-19 outbreak. Doctors and patients can focus on lifestyle behaviors to help prevent the spread of disease to individuals, their family, friends, and their community. Telecare can also be used to send and receive alerts relating to real-time emergencies.
- Telemedicine refers more specifically to providing patient education and essential health care services through the use of telecommunications technology. This includes consultations, subjective and objective patient evaluations, examinations, patient assessments, differential diagnosis, treatment plans, monitoring treatment progress, re-examinations, counseling, and more, by physicians and staff.
The Oregon Health Authority and Department of Consumer and Business Services set expectations for insurers to remove barriers to telehealth services including Chiropractic services.
Do you need to access physical health or mental health services and are wondering about telehealth coverage? On 3/25/20 the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Consumer and Business Services provided guidance to insurers that they expect health insurance plans of all types to provide more health care services to their members through telehealth platforms and to encourage plan members to limit in-person health care services for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes the Oregon Health Plan and Oregon’s Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) and the Oregon Educators Benefits Board (OEBB) plans.