To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is currently converting in-person appointments to telehealth appointments wherever it’s possible and appropriate. If you have an upcoming appointment, you may be hearing directly from your doctor’s office to reschedule your appointment as a video visit. If an in-person visit is required, appointments will remain scheduled as-is, and we’ll continue to take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety. Learn more

Have your next doctor's appointment online

To schedule a video visit, call your provider’s office or log in to MyChart to request an appointment. Already have a telehealth appointment scheduled? Prepare for your upcoming video visit using the instructions and tips for having a successful virtual visit.

Video visit instructions

Your provider can deliver your care using one of several technology tools available including MyChart, Updox and Teams.

Confirm what technology your provider is using in advance of your visit. There may be additional instructions for your specific visit. A MyChart account is recommended to view follow-up instructions from your provider virtually, but is not required to have a telehealth appointment.

Tips for a successful visit:

  • Select a quiet, private, well-lit location with access to a strong internet connection to ensure the privacy and quality of your visit.  
  • Have your insurance card, driver’s license and list of current medications with you.
  • Confirm that your device is fully charged and that it can be stabilized on a stationary object.
  • Join your video visit at least five minutes ahead of your appointment time.

MyChart instructions:

Complete eCheck-in.

Follow the prompts in MyChart to complete eCheck-in.

Smartphone/tablet users:

Download the MyHealth app

  • Patients using MyHealth will not need to test their audio and video hardware. No additional technology is required when using the mobile app.
  • View a step-by-step guide to using the MyHealth app for your video visit.

Computer users:

Test your hardware in advance.

  • Patients using a desktop or laptop computer will need to test audio and video and download a web browser extension to connect to the video visit following the prompts in MyChart.
  • View a step-by-step guide to using MyChart for your video visit.

Updox instructions:

MyChart users must complete eCheck-in.

Follow the prompts in MyChart to complete eCheck-in. Using MyChart on your smartphone? Download the MyHealth app for the best mobile experience.

Test your hardware.

Confirm your device meets audio, video and web browser requirements before your visit. Test your hardware.

Your provider will send you a web link by text or email to join your video visit.

It will be sent at or near your appointment start time. For help using Updox for your video visit, please view the Updox instructions.

Teams instructions:

MyChart users must complete eCheck-in.

Follow the prompts in MyChart to complete eCheck-in. Using MyChart on your smartphone? Download the MyHealth app for the best mobile experience.

Step-by-step guide

Patients will use Microsoft Teams when having a multi-party video visit. An interpreter or family member may join from a different physical location than the patient. You can use your smartphone/tablet/laptop or desktop computer to have a Teams visit.

Insurance and payment

Video visits will be billed to your insurance company. Most insurance payers are covering video visits due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Depending on your insurance coverage, you could be responsible for a portion or all of the billed amount.  If you are unsure of the amount you will owe for this appointment, please contact us at 614-293-8008.

What are the benefits of using MyChart to manage your care?

Before your visit, eCheck-in allows you to share medical information with your provider like family history, current medications and details on the reason for your visit. After your visit, receive your follow-up instructions and medication refills online. You can even securely message your provider follow-up questions.

Ready to get started?

Download the MyHealth app and sign up for MyChart to have your personal health information and care ready at your fingertips.

Learn more about how to create a MyChart account with our easy step-by-step MyChart activation guide.

MyChart technical support

For technical support contact MyChart Technical Support at 614-366-6975 or Our staff is available to assist you Monday – Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. ET.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions