In response to COVID-19, Telemedicine is being offered to all patients
seeking primary care. Telemedicine is a tool to ensure vulnerable patients
and those needing outpatient clinic visits, are able to make appointments
with their doctor or healthcare provider.
Telemedicine visits are facilitated by the patient making a routine appointment,
downloading the free and confidential app on their smart phone or tablet
and then phoning in to visit with their practitioner.
Following the Governor’s orders to stay at home is critical to reducing
the spread of COVID-19. The Hospital launched the service last week in
Family Health Services, Chowchilla Medical Center and the Specialty Clinic.
“With many community physician offices closed during the COVID-19
pandemic, telemedicine allows patients to stay home, stay well and stay
connected…to a healthcare provider,” said Karen Paolinelli,
Chief Executive Officer, Madera Community Hospital.
Telemedicine visits can be scheduled by calling 559-675-5530. When making
the appointment, patients will be instructed on how to install the telemedicine