Care from the comforts of home
Our telehealth/virtual care program was designed so that our patients and their families may “visit” with their care team from the comfort of home or at an alternate private location. During virtual appointments, patients and healthcare providers use videoconferencing technology to see, hear and talk with each other just as they would do during traditional in-person appointments.
What is Telehealth? Watch our video to find out more.
How do you know if a virtual care appointment the right choice?
Please call the clinic where you have your appointment (the number is on your appointment confirmation letter) to confirm if a virtual appointment might be an option for your family.
Benefits of a Virtual Visit
During these challenging times, using technology to “meet” with our experts for the first time or to maintain ongoing care is very important. The technology is simple and allows us to provide care while maintaining a social distance.
For a videoconferencing appointment, you will need access to the following:
- Computer, laptop or smartphone
- Built-in or attached camera
- Built-in or attached speaker
- Built-in or attached microphone
- Internet or Wi-Fi connection
Kennedy Krieger Institute takes patient and family privacy and security very seriously. Therefore, we use only HIPAA-compliant corporate videoconferencing accounts for the delivery of our telehealth services. Our telehealth platforms are far more secure than personal videoconferencing accounts. Your provider will ask you a few safety and security questions before the start of your telehealth appointment to ensure that the session is secure.
To further protect your own privacy, please be sure to safeguard the telehealth appointment information that you receive from your Kennedy Krieger provider, and do not share it with others who are not part of the telehealth appointment. Our goal is for your Kennedy Krieger telehealth appointment experience be private, convenient, effective and cordial.