Virtual Doctor Appointments - Video Visits
Heart of Illinois OB-GYN is pleased to offer patients the option to be seen by their provider (your doctor or nurse practitioner) from the comfort and safety of their own home. These virtual doctor visits are conducted via a video link using a telemedicine program called Microsoft Teams.
Requirements for a Virtual Doctor Visit
Virtual appointments must be conducted using a device that has both a microphone and a camera. This can be your smartphone, an iPad or tablet, laptop computer or a desktop computer. Most desktop computers don’t come with a camera and microphone, so please check yours before scheduling your appointment.
If you will be using your phone or tablet for your telemed appointment, please download the Teams app to your device. You do not need to create an account, you can join as a guest. Please use the corresponding download link depending on your device.
Getting Ready for your Virtual OB-GYN Appointment
The day before your appointment, you will receive an email and/or text message from us to confirm your virtual visit and pay your copay or co-insurance, if applicable. Learn more about what you'll need for your first visit.
The day of your appointment, you will receive another email and/or text from us indicating it is time for your telehealth visit. You will click on the link to get checked into your provider’s waiting room. Once in the waiting room you will simply wait until the provider starts the appointment with you.