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By: Barb Hailey
During the height of COVID-19 last year, telehealth emerged as a critical resource for healthcare delivery. But even outside of the peaks and valleys of the pandemic, telehealth continues to be a secure and convenient option for busy people to stay on top of their health, without scheduling an in-person visit for a variety of urgent care needs.
Now, NorthShore has partnered with TytoCare to offer you a much more enhanced telehealth experience. By purchasing your own medical exam kit, you can now give your care provider real-time physical exam data through a set of easy-to-use, handheld diagnostic tools connected to your smartphone, tablet or computer. And it’s all done from the safety, comfort and convenience of your home!
But how much does it cost? A TytoCare kit retails for $299.99. While not covered by health insurance, it is Health Savings Account (HSA)/Flexible Spending Account (FSA) eligible. Once purchased, you can:
“The integrity of the exam is very high quality,” explained NorthShore Family Medicine Physician Nadim Ilbawi, MD. “The real-time information provides crisp images and sound quality equal to those at an in-person doctor visit. The fact that we can transmit this information from the home is impressive, and it opens a lot of doors for convenient, yet thorough treatment.”
A Dream for Busy Parents
Consider this. After your initial investment, TytoCare:
Peace of Mind
NorthShore enhanced telehealth powered by TytoCare provides on-demand access from the comfort and safety of your home. The most commonly treated conditions include:
“It’s not meant to replace yearly exams,” added Dr. Ilbawi, “Rather, it’s a way to help our patients manage their personal health in a more robust way when an urgent need arises.”