What Is Telehealth by the Centers for Family Health?
Telehealth at the Centers for Family Health is a technology-driven approach to healthcare that offers you a comprehensive network of primary, family and specialty care providers accessible from the comfort and safety of your home, office or other location.
What Can I Be Treated For?
You can be diagnosed and treated for a variety of common conditions. See the full list
Who Can Use Telehealth by the Centers for Family Health?
Anyone over 18, and located in California, can schedule a telehealth appointment. You can also schedule visits for adult dependents and minor children. Visits for minor children must be completed by a parent.
What Types of Providers Can I Schedule a Telehealth Appointment With?
Many primary care and specialty providers are performing telehealth visits at the Centers for Family Health.
Why Can’t I Schedule a Telehealth Visit With One of My Hospital Providers?
Most hospital providers see patients in person, with the exception of some psychiatry providers.
How Do I Schedule a Telehealth Visit?
You can schedule a telehealth visit by calling or texting the Centers for Family Health scheduling center at 805-652-6353.
When Is Telehealth by the Centers for Family Health Available?
Telehealth hours vary by provider. If you have a Follow My Health portal account, you are able to schedule your telehealth appointment directly online through your account and at your convenience.
If you are a new patient or do not have a Follow My Health portal account, please call or text 805-652-6353 to schedule a telehealth visit.
How Soon Can I See a Telehealth Provider?
In many cases, patients are able to schedule telehealth visits as soon as the next day, dependent upon your provider’s availability.
How Long Does a Telehealth Visit Take?
A telehealth visit typically takes 15-20 minutes, depending on the condition(s) being assessed.
Are There Exclusions to the Conditions/Concerns I Can Have Addressed During a Telehealth Visit?
Yes. Some conditions require an in-person visit. While your provider will attempt to address your needs via telehealth, there are certain conditions that require an in-person evaluation.
What If a Diagnosis and Treatment Plan Cannot Be Provided During My Telehealth Visit?
We do our best to treat you online, but not every condition can be treated via telehealth. If your health concerns cannot be addressed through telehealth, our provider will assist you with other medical care options.
My Provider Ordered a Test. How Do I Receive My Test Results?
You will be contacted by phone or mail regarding abnormal results. Most test results also can be found in the Follow My Health patient portal.
What Should I Do If I Have Questions About My Test Results?
If you have questions about your results, please call 805-652-6353 or check your Follow My Health patient portal and message your provider directly.
Yes. Our Electronic Health Record interfaces with most statewide pharmacies and can send prescriptions directly. If a prescription medication is part of your treatment plan, we can send it to the pharmacy of your choice. You are responsible for the cost of any prescriptions, over-the-counter treatments or follow-up visits you may need related to prescriptions.
How Can I Get My Prescription Filled?
If a prescription is clinically appropriate, your provider will send the order for your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.
Will My Prescription Be Covered by My Insurance Policy?
Most pharmacies accept most insurance plans. We recommend verifying that the pharmacy you select is within your covered network before your provider sends your prescription.
What Kind of Technology Do I Need for a Telehealth Visit?
You can access telehealth at the Centers for Family Health with a regular phone, smartphone or any web-enabled device such as a tablet, desktop or laptop.
I’ve Been Scheduled for a Video Visit. How Do I Check In and Start My Appointment?
You will be contacted via telephone or text to initiate your appointment.
What If I Have Technical Problems During My Telehealth Visit?
Many times, the appointment can be completed over the telephone, though video is the preferred mode of communication for telehealth visits. The appointment may need to be rescheduled if technical difficulties persist.
All CMHS testing sites, including the Centers for Family Health Urgent Care locations and Midtown Medical Group locations, adhere to current recommended guidelines for testing. Patients requesting testing will be evaluated at an Urgent Care visit, and then a test will be ordered and performed depending on clinical symptoms, CMHS lab guidelines, and testing availability.
I had a COVID-19 Test Performed at a Centers for Family Health Urgent Care Location. How do I get my results?
The clinician who ordered your test, or a member of our care team, will call you with your COVID-19 test results. Results can take 2-10 days, depending on current lab capacity.