At M&V San Jose Medical Center we are happy to make life a little bit easier for you offering
the convenience and cost effectiveness of telemedicine.
Skip Urgent Care! Get treatment from home today. Telemedicine for only $49
*M&V San Jose Medical Center providers do not prescribe controlled substances via
*Patients younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
*You need a credit card and a picture ID
*It is crucial to remember that if you are encountering a life-threatening condition,
you need to call 911 or get to the emergency room.
If you like the idea of seeing your doctor over a video conference on your laptop or smartphone,
you are not alone. Telemedicine has been used in a limited way for decades, but it is only now
becoming more mainstream. This is because so many people have access to high-speed internet
connections and the devices necessary to perform a video visit. The approach is popular with
patients due to its many advantages:
No Need for Transportation
When you see your doctor on your mobile device or computer, you can save money on gas,
parking, and public transportation. Even better, you don’t waste time traveling or risk running
into a traffic jam that makes you late for your appointment, or worse, late getting back to work.
No Need to Take Time Off of Work
Speaking of work, video visits largely remove the need to take time off. You can simply
schedule your visit during a break, before or after work. You can be anywhere that offers
sufficient privacy. You can comply with your doctor’s follow-up instructions and maintain your
health without missing a day of work or wasting your precious paid time off.
Eliminate Child or Elder Care Issues
Many of us have the responsibility caring for children or older adults. Finding alternative care so
that you can see the doctor can be difficult and expensive. Bringing them along can be stressful
or impractical. Fortunately, telemedicine solves this challenge by allowing you to see your
doctor while upholding your family responsibilities.
Less Chance of Catching a New Illness
Where can you be sure to find a lot of sick people? At the doctor’s office of course. While
everyone does their best to prevent one patient from catching something from another, it is
always possible, especially in crowded waiting rooms. By staying home, you get the care you
need while avoiding the risk of exposure and the chance that you’ll pass your illness on to
Less Time in the Waiting Room
If you choose a video visit via telemedicine technology, you’ll eliminate all that time spent
looking at old magazines in a doctor’s office. Even if you don’t use telemedicine, choosing a
practice that offers it will reduce your wait time by letting other patients be seen from home.
When you are able to see your doctor as often as you need to, without the challenges of getting
into the office, you can practice better management of your medication, lifestyle, and any
chronic conditions you might have.