Tanana Valley Clinic implemented broad reaching telemedicine capabilities in March 2020, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our goal; to serve the most people in the largest capacity with the health and wellness of the community in mind.
Telemedicine specifically refers to providing remote clinical services using audiovisual technology, not to be confused with telehealth which refers to remote non-clinical services such as administrative meetings, medical education, provider training, in addition to clinical services.
Telemedicine offers a convenient solution to maintaining wellbeing when factors of life and work can hinder preventative care for many. Patients can be ‘seen’ by their regular provider from home if they are sick or unable to easily go to the appointment. The virtual care model can also be utilized for those who are traveling or snowbird out of state and still want care by their trusted provider.