Tick bite and Lyme disease rash consultation is available by telemedicine appointment at the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center. A telemedicine visit requires the ability to digitally photograph the patient’s skin rash for the evaluation and to meet certain State insurance parameters.
Only available currently to patients 18 years of age and older. Call 410-870-5963 for appointment.
Telemedicine Frequently Asked Questions
A telemedicine visit requires the ability to digitally photograph the patient’s skin rash on the day of the consultation. The rash must still be present at the time of the video consultation, and patients must be 18 years of age or older.
Patients must have a laptop, tablet or video capable phone that is able to establish a wireless connection. Patients will be instructed on how to load the software to link to the video software and their myChart record.
Patients must meet certain State insurance parameters to apply to the state from which the patient will be placing the call for the Telemedicine video visit.
Yes, you are responsible for the self-pay (co-pay, deductible, etc.) portion of all billing related to these interactions. If telemedicine services are not a covered service by my insurer, you may be responsible for the entire bill. Please check with your health insurer if this is a concern.
Yes, the laws that protect privacy and the confidentiality of medical information also apply to telehealth services and that no information obtained in the use of telehealth services which identifies me may be disclosed to researchers or other entities or used as part of a research study without my consent, except as otherwise permitted by law.
My healthcare team or I can stop or cancel a telemedicine service if the technology is not working properly or if my healthcare team determines that the provision of telemedicine services will not adequately address my medical needs. The patient has the right to cancel my telehealth service without affecting their ability to receive care in the future.
No, a telemedicine provider may not perform an in-person physical examination of me at the time my telemedicine services are provided. In general the length of the telemedicine visit is similar to an in-person appointment and may last anywhere from 10-25 minutes.
A physician referral is only needed if it is required by your health insurance plan.