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What Are Video Visits?

Video visits are secure online appointments between you and your provider, available from the comfort of your home. You can access your appointment using a computer, tablet or smartphone, allowing you and your provider to see, hear and speak to each other in real time. Video visits are private and are not recorded.

The UVM Medical Center has been offering video visits as a convenient, safe and secure care option to our patients for years. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have expanded this offering across both our primary and specialty care practices to meet our patients’ care needs.

How Can a Video Visit Help Me?

  • Convenience: You can access real-time health care in the comfort of your home, at a time that works for your schedule.
  • Provider Access: Through a video visit, you’ll be able to benefit from the wide network of highly skilled providers in the network, no matter where you’re located.
  • Security: We use HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing technology to protect your privacy and the security of your health information.
  • Priority: You can quickly connect with a trusted provider when health concerns arise.

"I was very pleased with the Zoom appointment and would prefer this level of appointment in the future. I felt the doctor spent more time with me, explaining my situation and discussing my care. And it was time efficient!”

Here's How It Works

1. Contact Your Provider's Office

Your care team will help you determine if a video visit is right for your needs. If it is, they will confirm your appointment via email, and include a link to your secure video visit. Find your provider's contact information here.

2. Create Your MyChart Account

MyChart is a personalized patient portal that allows you to stay connected to your healthcare from wherever you are. If you do not already have a MyChart account, you will need to create one prior to your appointment. You can set up your account here. If you already have a MyChart account, please make sure you are able to log in before your visit

3. Log In to the Video Visit

When it's time for your video visit, open the email sent to you by your provider's office on the device of your choice, and click the provided link to join the appointment. We recommend testing Zoom on your device before your appointment; you can join a test meeting on the Zoom website to make sure your system is working.

4. Talk With Your Provider, Privately and Securely

During your video visit, you will be able to see and talk with your provider in real time, so you can discuss your health needs just as you would in an in-person appointment. Your doctor has access to your complete medical record and can electronically order prescriptions and / or medical followup as needed.

Which Departments and Practices Offer Video Visits?

Most departments, from primary care to specialty programs, are equipped with video visit capabilities. Contact your provider’s office to discuss your health needs and let them know you’re interested in a video visit.

Pediatric Video Visits

Our pediatric providers also offer video visits, and can treat injury and illness as well as provide routine care for your child. To find out if a video visit is right for your child, please contact your pediatric primary care office.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Video Visit Instructions

To ensure your video visit goes smoothly, here are a few things you can do in advance to make sure you're set up for your appointment.

1. If you plan to use a smartphone or tablet, please download the free Zoom app. The app can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play. If using a computer, no download is required - you can access Zoom from your browser.

2. Test Zoom, as well as your internet connection, on your device 24 hours before your appointment. You can join a test meeting on the Zoom website to make sure your system is working. If you are having technical difficulties or questions, please contact us at (802) 846-8266.

3. Find a quiet, private room with no distractions. Try to sit with a light source directed at you, and do not sit with a window behind you. Adjust your camera to eye level.

4. When you're ready to begin your appointment, please open the confirmation email from your provider's office and click "Join Zoom Meeting." If prompted, enter the meeting ID provided in the email invitation.

5. During your appointment, maintain eye contact with your provider and speak clearly, with a normal tone and volume.

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Contact and Support

If you have questions about your appointment, please contact your provider’s office. If you need technical assistance with your video or phone visit, please call us at (802) 847-1830.

Contact and Support

If you have questions about your appointment, please contact your provider’s office. If you need technical assistance with your video visit, please call us.

 802-847-1830