With Harris Health System’s Virtual Care Services, you can now access — from the comfort of home — the same high-quality care you are used to receiving at the doctor's office.
Virtual care visits allow you to save time and cost of travel to see your healthcare provider in person by giving you access to care using your smartphone, tablet or computer. With virtual care, you can discuss symptoms, medical issues and more in real-time through video.
Harris Health patients have access to MyHealth, the online patient portal, 365 days a year. With MyHealth, patients have the option to conduct a video visit and/or an E-visit as well as view their health records.
Patients may also view health records for family members through authorized access. This is called proxy access. Learn more about how to request proxy access.
As an active MyHealth patient, you can:
While virtual care is not appropriate for emergency situations, it provides you an alternative way to take care of common health conditions.
Benefits of Virtual CareWhether you live in a remote area or have a busy schedule, consider virtual care as a part of improving your well-being.Benefits include:
Examples of Conditions Treated
Virtual Care Options Harris Health patients have the option to conduct an E-visit or a video visit by logging into MyHealth online portal from the computer or using the MyChart app (App store or Google Play store) from your smartphone or tablet.
Virtual care is not appropriate for all medical conditions. When you call to schedule an appointment, please let our staff know about your medical concern(s). Our trained staff will help you schedule an appropriate appointment.
Ask My NurseAre you wondering whether you should you go to your doctor's office or an emergency center? Harris Health System's Ask My Nurse gives you a quick, easy and free way to decide.
In an emergency center, doctors and nurses must care for the sickest patients first. For others who may not be quite so sick, that may mean a long wait — even if you or someone in your family has a fever, nausea, stomach pains or other symptoms.
To be sure you or your family do not wait unnecessarily in a busy, crowded emergency center, call Ask My Nurse at 713-634-1110. Experienced nurses are available to help you and answer your questions 24/7 daily.
How can you help?As we continue to build the Center for Virtual Care, we need technology devices like iPads, tablets and smart devices to help our patients who have difficulty getting these devices. This will ensure Harris Health helps patients keep connected to their doctors and specialists. Additionally, we are looking for ways to increase the number of patients included in remote monitoring because this practice keeps patients healthier for longer periods of time.Increasing access to care throughout Harris County is no small task, but it will make a big impact. To support the Center for Virtual Care, make your gift today and select the Center for Virtual Care.