What is Telehealth?

Telemedicine, or telehealth, is a virtual communication system where you can speak in real time with a medical professional by telephone, tablet, or computer while social distancing. Virtual medicine brings your doctor or counselor to you, even when offices are closed. It’s possible to schedule a telehealth appointment with your provider by phone, tablet, or computer. Stay on track with all of your questions, concerns and needs!

Which types of appointments are allowed via telemedicine/telehealth?

According to Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order 7G, medical providers are allowed to provide covered virtual health and community-based services via telephone, tablet, or computer to patients. Community-based services covered by telemedicine in Connecticut currently include:

  • Wellness visits and routine health care
  • Counseling
  • Medications

For more information, contact your provider.

For more information on provider codes and specifics on each of these community-based services, please review New Coverage of Specified Telemedicine Services Under the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program (CMAP).

For more information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, please review Telehealth: Delivering Safe Care During COVID-19.