In our clinic when you need to be. Somewhere more convenient when you don’t.
We know how difficult it can be to get to the office for all of those prenatal visits throughout your pregnancy. That’s why you can now access some of your prenatal visits from the comfort of home, the office, or anywhere they have a video connection! You will be in our clinic when you need to be, but somewhere more convenient when you don’t.
We are sure you have questions about this new service. Here are some answers that should help:
A remote prenatal visit allows you to meet with your physician through a secure video chat. That means you don’t have to come into the office for every visit and can instead conduct your visit from the comfort of your home, office or other more convenient location.
The service also allows others to join in the visit from another location. This “group chat” feature is especially beneficial for members of the military who are station far away, significant others who can’t make it to an appointment because of work or for mothers who live a long distance from family who they would like to be involved in their visits.
Most women who are not considered high-risk will be eligible for remote prenatal visits. However, our number one priority is making sure that you and your baby are safe throughout your pregnancy. Your physician will help you determine your eligibility during your first few in-office visits. A detailed list of conditions and circumstances that may exclude you from participating in remote prenatal visit is available with our office.
To conduct some of the required tests remotely, you will need to purchase a special at-home kit. This will be a one-time charge of roughly $150.
There is no added cost for a remote visit. A remote visit will be included in the regular prenatal care fees just as if you were coming to the office.
The kit will be easily accessible at the Meds in Motion Pharmacy located on the St. Mark’s Hospital campus. The pharmacy is found on the first floor and can most easily be accessed through the ER entrance of St. Mark’s Hospital. A kit can also be shipped directly to you.
Meds in Motion – St. Mark’s Hospital
1200 E. 3900 S. Room #1H
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Your at-home kit will allow you to take your blood pressure, weight, fetal heart tones and a urine sample remotely.
The at-home kit is extremely easy to use. For a step-by-step breakdown on using your at-home kit, please see the at-home kit instruction sheet.
For further assistance, you can reach a member of our staff by calling (801) 268-6811.
Your initial prenatal visit will be in-person as well as your 12 week follow-up.
Visits between 16 weeks and 39 weeks will rotate between in-office visits and remote consults with your OBGYN. Your provider will help determine when you need to come into the office and when it will be okay to call-in remotely.
Currently only a specific selection of our healthcare providers are offering this service. As the telehealth program grows, more of our OB/GYNs and midwifes will be available for remote visits.
You can connect to your remote visit from any device that has a web camera, including your cell phone, laptop, home computer or other device.
You will be sent a hyperlink through e-mail that will give you access to your personalized and secure remote connection.
Our number one priority is the health and safety of you and your baby. Your OBGYN will work with you to make sure that your baby is safe during each of your visits, whether in-clinic or remotely. If at any time your pregnancy becomes “high-risk” or there is any doubt about the safety of your baby, all prenatal visits will then be conducted in-office.
You are always able to discontinue remote visits and come to the clinic for prenatal exam instead if for any reason you feel more comfortable seeing your provider in-person.
Your virtual visits with your provider is private and protected by industry-leading, HITECH and HIPAA to ensure healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting sensitive patient information. Your virtual visit is conducted in real-time and is never recorded.
Please reach out to our clinic directly with questions about your remote visit or to reschedule at (801) 268-6811.