How are house calls different from regular doctor’s appointments?
Regular doctor’s appointments occur at a clinic, hospital, or medical facility. House calls are different; your Collin Medical and Wellness Group provider visits you at your residence.
House calls were the norm in the 1800s, but they decreased in popularity during the mid-1900s as more Americans moved from rural areas and into cities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, house calls returned to popularity as an effective way to help slow the spread of the virus.
Who can benefit from house calls?
The Collin Medical and Wellness Group team offers house calls to patients:
- Who are homebound
- With limited mobility
- Who lack access to reliable transportation
- In senior care facilities and other residential settings
If you have children or care for an elderly loved one, scheduling house calls can save you the hassle of finding a babysitter or substitute caretaker.
What do house calls involve?
The Collin Medical and Wellness Group team tailors house calls to your health history and goals. Often, they complete procedures that they normally would in the office. Your provider might recommend:
- A comprehensive medical exam
- Lab testing, such as bloodwork or urinalysis
- Wound care
- Routine immunizations, like the flu shot or a COVID-19 booster
- Managing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, or arthritis
The team offers more specialized house calls as well. For example, if you want to undergo wellness procedures like IV therapy, they can bring all of the necessary equipment to your home.
How do I schedule a house call?
To schedule house calls at Collin Medical and Wellness Group, you must first enroll as a patient. If you’re unable to visit the office in person, the team can send you new patient paperwork digitally or through the traditional mail.
After you complete all of the necessary documentation and undergo a new patient screening (either in-person or via telemedicine) the team can develop a custom house call schedule that aligns with your needs.
If you’re in relatively good health, annual exams and routine preventive screenings can help you stay that way. Conversely, if you have a chronic illness, regular house calls can prevent it from getting worse.
Call Collin Medical and Wellness Group today to learn more about house calls, or book your visit online.