TELEMEDICINE: Obstetrics & Gynecology Services

The following list contains preventive services that may be done via telehealth (from ACOG.org):

General Health

  • Alcohol screening and counseling regarding alcohol use
  • Anxiety Screening and referral*
  • Counseling regarding aspirin to prevent CVD and CRC
  • Blood pressure screening (if patient has appropriate resources available such as a blood pressure cuff)
  • Contraceptive counseling, discussion of methods, and prescribing contraceptives that do not require an in-person visit such as intrauterine devices or implants*
  • Depression screening and referral
  • Fall Prevention counseling
  • Counseling regarding folic acid supplementation
  • Healthy diet and activity counseling
  • Interpersonal and domestic violence screening and discussion of available resources*
  • Obesity screening (if patient has appropriate resources available such as a scale)
  • Substance use assessment (drug use)
  • Tobacco screening and cessation counseling
  • Urinary incontinence screening*
     

Infectious disease

  • HIV risk assessment*
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection prevention counseling*

Cancer

  • Counseling and possible prescribing of medications to reduce breast cancer risk 
  • Risk assessment for BRCA testing
  • Skin cancer counseling

Pregnancy and postpartum

  • Breastfeeding services and supplies*
  • Postpartum contraceptive counseling, discussion of methods, and  prescribing contraceptives that do not require an in-person visit such as intrauterine devices or implants
  • Depression screening and referral
  • Counseling regarding folic acid supplementation
  • Interpersonal and domestic violence screening and discussion of available resources*
  • Preeclampsia prevention with low-dose aspirin
  • Preeclampsia screening (if patient has appropriate resources available)
  • Tobacco screening and cessation counseling

*WPSI recommendation. For more information about each recommendation, please see our WPSI Recommendation page.

Download Well-Woman Care Chart

ACOG.org website

Read this May 4, 2020 “Women’sHealth” article for information about what a Telemedicine Visit is like

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