Central Carolina Physician Practices has added telemedicine services to its physician practice group, according to a press release from Central Carolina Hospital.

The offering of such services comes on the heels of the federal government’s “unprecedented expansion” of telehealth services, the release notes.

“We are pleased to offer convenient telemedicine solutions to help connect patients and providers, and ensure the continued delivery of high quality care,” said Stevie Savala, director of physician practices. “As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, telehealth capabilities enable our clinical team to practice social distancing to further reduce the spread of illness while still meeting our patients’ health needs. We look forward to the many ways this new offering will further advance our mission of making communities healthier.”

Patients who meet certain criteria have two options – by phone, or by televideo. Patients can request a telehealth visit by calling their provider’s office to determine if such a visit is appropriate.

Some restrictions apply – telehealth visits can’t be used to treat patients for conditions they have been seen for in the previous seven days, or for patients who are already coming in within the next 24 hours.

Patients who are concerned they may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to consider telemedicine appointments to help further reduce the spread and the stress on PPE supply and other clinical resources.

Central Carolina Physician Services is a group of medical practices throughout Lee and Chatham counties which are part of the Central Carolina Hospital family. It’s members include:

Central Carolina Cardiology
Central Carolina Community Family Care
Central Carolina General Surgery
Central Carolina Internal Medicine Associates
Central Carolina Sandhills Family Care
Central Carolina Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Central Carolina Family Care South
Central Carolina Women’s Health Center