Video COVID-19 screenings allow patients to address their concerns or symptoms with health care providers from the comfort of their own homes. This is particularly beneficial due to the contagious nature of COVID-19 variants (like Omicron and Delta) even in vaccinated populations.
When you book a video COVID-19 screening on a telemedicine platform like Sesame, you will be connected to a licensed health care provider who can talk to you about your symptoms, and answer questions you may have about COVID-19 tests, testing site locations, test results, COVID-19 vaccines, public health recommendations, and more - all in real-time.
Here's how it works:
1) Use Sesame's search bar to look up the health care service you are looking to schedule (in this case, "Video COVID-19 Screening" or "COVID-19 Screening" will work).
2) Browse the list of possible providers to select the doctor you want to see.
3) Book an appointment that is convenient for you using our easy scheduling menu.
4) Pay a one-time upfront price to confirm your booking.
Once you've completed these steps, you will be emailed an appointment confirmation email with a link to the video chat room where you will speak to your provider.
It is recommended that, before your appointment begins, you test video and audio and find a private space to conduct the visit. A strong internet connection and a location where you can speak freely will help your visit go smoothly.
If your provider determines that in-person testing is appropriate, they will discuss the next steps and testing site locations with you.