Teleheath appointments are conducted virtually, so a good reliable internet connection and a computer (with a microphone and speakers) or a mobile phone is required. A computer is better than a mobile phone, but a mobile phone is an acceptable alternative and is also a good backup should you have computer issues. Make sure your chosen device is fully charged or plugged in.
Having access to a blood pressure cuff and a bathroom scale is helpful. If possible, take a reading from each of these devices prior to your telehealth visit and record the reading.
Find a quite place for your appointment, where you will not be interrupted or distracted, and use headphones if possible. Having a location with good lighting so your provider can see you clearly is helpful.
Download any required app or software program utilized by the medical provider in advance of the appointment, and set up your account or login information. (The telehealth provider will give you instructions beforehand.) Make sure the lighting is good in the location you want to use for the virtual appointment so the provider can see you clearly.