Holy Rosary Healthcare Completes First Virtual Video Visit
Miles City, MT - During the uncertain times that COVID-19 has created in our communities, traveling to a medical facility and being out in public can cause fear for many.
Last week, Holy Rosary Healthcare offered its first virtual video visit with a patient and it was a huge success.
During a virtual video visit, a provider uses an iPad or other electronic device to communicate with the patient through a secure video and they talk just as they would if they were in the office. During this virtual visit, the patient, using his/her mobile device, can receive a diagnosis, care instructions, or even a prescription for many common health conditions.
“I am not very savvy when it comes to electronics, but this service is very easy to use and allows me to continue providing quality care, despite not being in the same physical location as a patient,” said Anine McCallum, Family Nurse Practitioner.
The virtual visit service offers the community the opportunity to receive care from home, thus lessening the great distance that some are required to travel in rural communities.
“We have snow storms, bad roads, and plenty of other things that can limit our ability to travel and receive care,” said McCallum. “This service will be very convenient for many of our patients and provide the comfort of their own home while doing so.”
As a born and raised Montanan, McCallum believes this can benefit the health care options for all residents of our rural communities.
“I feel that the virtual video visit option will allow Holy Rosary Healthcare providers to be even more responsive to the needs of our patients.”
Before using this service, a patient must:
- Log in or create a MyChart account at mychart.sclhealth.org
- Select “Schedule a video visit” or “Start an e-visit” from the Quick Links menu
- Follow the instructions to start or schedule your visit
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 180 physician clinics, home health, hospice, mental health, and safety-net services in Colorado and the Montana Wyoming region.