As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country amid flu season, employers should encourage employees to continue or begin to use telehealth services to gain access to quick, convenient and affordable care. This article provides best practices for promoting the use of telehealth services at your organization.
Educate Employees on Telehealth Services
Some employees are creatures of habit, meaning they may not be comfortable using telehealth services simply because they’ve never used or heard of them before.
Although it’s a newer type of health care service, the modern telehealth platforms are generally user-friendly and operate similar to other video call platforms. Once this is explained to employees, they may be more willing to embrace the offering.
Be sure to provide easy-to-understand educational resources to explain what telehealth is, what it should and shouldn’t be used for, and how your health plan treats telehealth services.
Explain the Benefits of Teleheatlh Services
There are many benefits of telehealth services, which include, but are not limited to:
These are just a few of the benefits of telehealth services, and every employee’s situation will be different.
Communicate Its Role in Staying Healthy
As previously mentioned, telehealth services can help employees stay healthy during flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic. Be sure to let employees know that using these services can help them stay healthy and access convenient care during these uncertain times.
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