Telehealth is the use of technology to provide healthcare from a distance. At Carle, through the use of a camera, patients who are located in another community can be connected with our Champaign-Urbana providers for routine office visits and appointments.
Our providers can perform many of the same assessments they would in-person, including listening to the heartbeat and lungs, and examining the eyes, ears, nose and throat – all through the use of telemedicine medical devices.
In 1994, Carle Foundation Hospital was among the first healthcare organizations in the country to pioneer telehealth services. At that time, Carle had a single service line with a partner facility to provide specialty care to patients at one of its regional hospitals remotely. Since then, Carle has managed to sustain and grow its telemedicine practice for more than two decades to multiple service lines including:
- Sleep Medicine
- Pediatric Behavioral Health
- Pediatric Surgery
- Infectious Disease
- Diabetic Eye Screenings
These telemedicine services are extended to several hospitals and healthcare clinics within our region. Click to view our service area map.
Electronic doctor visits (eVisits)
Through use of telemedicine, electronic doctor visits (eVisits) are available at Carle. Using our secure patient portal, MyCarle, patients can visit their provider online and receive medical advice, care and diagnosis from the convenience of a computer, tablet or mobile device.
eVisits are currently available for the following conditions:
- Red Eye
- Vaginal Irritation/Discharge
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
To learn more about eVisits and participating providers, log into MyCarle.
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Benefits of Telehealth
Learn more about telehealth at Carle and the benefits of using healthcare at a distance.
For more information about telehealth at Carle, contact our Regional Telehealth Coordinator, Stan Mercer at (217) 902-5514.