Virtua Health opens telehealth primary care practice

Majority of care will be given virtually, with in-person visits used only as supplement to care

Virtua Health is finding ways to meet the needs of its patients — wherever they may be.

The system announced this week that its 25th primary care practice will take a “telehealth first” approach to care.

Virtua Primary Care Telehealth provides patients with access to board-certified primary care physicians who are experts in delivering care online. Patients of the practice can conduct the majority of their care encounters from the convenience of their home or location of their choosing.

Dr. Angela Skrzynski, lead physician for telehealth services, said the practice is way the system is changing to meet the needs of its patients.

“Virtua Health knows that we need to make the connection to health care easy for our patients,” she said.

“We want to meet our patients where they are — which is why the new Primary Care Telehealth practice makes sense. Our primary care physicians offer quality care in a flexible way, ensuring that everyone has easy access to a physician and the medical care they need.”

Features of the practice include a range of primary care services, including:

  • Preventative care: Virtua’s goal is to help patients (ages 16 and older) feel their best. That means offering the necessary checkups and screenings — some virtually and some in-person.
  • Chronic conditions: For chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and more, Virtua primary care telehealth physicians will help manage symptoms to improve quality of life.
  • Telehealth connections: As experienced telehealth providers, Virtua physicians will help patients get the most from their appointments. Patients needing referrals will be connected with specialists who keep the same “telehealth-first” philosophy whenever possible.

All telehealth visits will take place securely through MyChart, a free, secure online tool enabling patients to communicate with their health care team and access their medical records.

And for those patients who need an in-person appointment or minor procedures or testing, the office does have a physical location: 1605 Evesham Road, Suite 100C, in Voorhees.