TELEHEALTH VISITS

Using technology to serve you during these challenging times

TELEHEALTH VISITS: In light of COVID-19 pandemic, major insurance companies, including Medicare, have made a special exception for "Telehealth visits" for at least the next couple of months to promote safety and wellbeing of their patients and healthcare workers. You can now have a "virtual office visit". This is not ideal for everyone, but it is appropriate for most situations at this time. For patients already scheduled, we are reviewing each appointment to decide whether Telehealth visits or an in- office visit is most appropriate. We are reviewing these week by week and will contact you. For patients scheduling a visit, most will be offered a Telehealth visit. If you believe that this is not appropriate in your situation, let the scheduler know and your provider will review and give their recommendation. TELEHEALTH METHODS OF COMMUNICATION: Most insurance require simultaneous audio/visual 2-way communication to do a video "chat." All you need is a laptop, tablet, computer or smart device that receive sound and video. For those without such ability, a brief telephone Virtual Check-in Visit may be acceptable. PERMANENT REFERRED METHOD is to communicate with you after you are “web enabled” within your electronic medical record at the office. All we need is your email and cell phone. TEMPORARY ALTERNATE METHOD: This method is for those who don’t have an email to be web-enabled and is being offered during the pandemic. All we need is your cell phone number to send a link by text messaging. Neither method need any special software or app, just functioning video capability. There is no downloading or extra costs involved. They work through all the most common web browsers. You will be given a link type via email or text for you to click to joint the “virtual office.” We recommend you do so 5 minutes before your appointment time. TELEHEALTH PATIENT "COST SHARING": Most insurances are requiring patient "cost sharing" just like regular office services. If your insurance insists, you will be required to pay a co-pay. We will bill your insurance and notify you of any deductible due to us for services rendered. You can still continue to communicate via the Healow Patient Portal and Apple or Google app.

 
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Testing Sites-Philadelphia and Suburbs

  1. To help improve access Black Doctors Consortium offers free COVID-19 testing at mobile sites for those with symptoms or have known exposure. Read more

  2. In Montgomery County, you can register for testing at  https://www.montcopa.org/3504/Community-Based-Testing-Site

  3. Penn Medicine West Philly Walk-In site: 833-983-1350

  4. Einstein  Mafair and Olney locations: 800-346-7834

  5. Temple University : 215-707-6999

  6. Vybe Urgent Care Centers. You can reach a clinician online.

  7. More Extensive list at Philadelphia Inquirer website


 

DIRECTIONS

PHA-Adult Medicine has its medical office located in the Rittenhouse section of Philadelphia at 17th and South Streets. Our popular same day and urgent care appointments allow patient's to seek urgent care, saving them time and expenses from unnecessary emergency room visits. ​

DRIVERS: There is street parking as well as a parking garage adjacent to office. Unfortunately, we cannot validate parking. Driving Directions.


For those with a smart-phone we recommend using the MeterUp App to monitor your parking time and save. With the app, you only pay for the time you use. You can extend your parking

time right from your phone without having to run back to your car to put more money in the meter.

SEPTA Directions

From The Northeast

  • Pickup the #1 bus route.

  • At Olney Terminal, switch to the Broad Street Line.

  • Get off at the Lombard-South stop, and walk one block south to South Street.

  • The building is three blocks west of Broad Street.

From Western Suburbs

  • Take the #100 trolley to 69th Street Terminal.

  • From there, use a transfer to get the Market-Frankford El, and transfer to the Broad Street Line at City Hall.

  • Take the BSL to the Lombard-South stop, and follow the above directions.

From West Philadelphia or East Philadelphia

  • Septa Bus #40 stops on  Lombard Street which is one block north of South Street. It also stops on same block as the office on South Street.

 

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