Radiant Health Centers has been at the forefront of medical care in Irvine for many decades. The commitment to disease treatment and preventive care recently expanded with the introduction of LGBTQ+ telehealth services in Orange County. For the many patients who previously felt excluded from medical care, virtual calls are providing convenient access to dedicated medical providers.
Radiant Health Centers Adds Telehealth Services Program
The rise in telehealth is largely driven by the desire to give patients increased access to the highest level of medical care. For medical health providers, it also allows for effective management of ongoing care, treatment and medication.
At Radiant Health Centers, telehealth is used in conjunction with in-person visits for the treatment of HIV, STDs and hepatitis C. Patients can also access family planning, primary care services and hormone replacement therapy. With many of these services requiring extended management, telehealth provides an efficient companion or replacement for face-to-face visits at our Irvine clinic.
Telehealth Soars in Popularity
With the COVID-19 pandemic changing the face of medical care almost overnight, patients have become increasingly familiar with virtual communication with a provider. A recent survey published by the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that 90.9% of participants felt that a virtual visit made it easy to get the care they needed. In addition, 81.9% of people also believed the telehealth appointment was as good as an in-person visit.
In another survey conducted by GoodRx, 40% of patients indicated that due to the availability of telehealth they do interact more with their providers. With so many in the LGBTQ+ community facing barriers to physical and mental healthcare, easy access to knowledgeable and understanding providers can mean that an individual is more likely to seek out consistent medical care.
Why Many Patients Are Choosing Telehealth
The importance of telehealth for the LGBTQ+ community should not be underestimated. Following negative experiences with their local primary care provider, many patients become reluctant to visit a doctor. The telehealth services from Radiant Health Centers make it possible for Orange County residents to reach a compassionate medical team, free from concerns about prejudice or a lack of education regarding their needs.
Using telehealth services can provide patients with greater insights on their health and their needs. The service also delivers cost and convenience benefits, plus reduces the need for travel. Patients can address any medical concerns they may have during their ongoing treatment and arrange medication refills. By giving patients access to medical providers – along with their medical records using the patient portal – an individual is empowered to strive for improved well-being and to take control of their health.
Dedicated Telehealth Services for the Orange County LGBTQ+ Community
Radiant Health Centers provides secure and reliable telehealth services alongside our in-person visits. Our Orange County medical health providers are available for consultation by calling (949) 809-8764. For general inquiries, you can reach us at (949) 809-5700.