Consent to Telehealth
“Telehealth” consists of the use of electronic information and communication technologies by providers to deliver health care services to patients not at the same physical location, which may include the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and/or self-management of a patient. Such communication can include electronic transfer of medical records, images/photographs, health information, or other Personal Information between you and the Providers, live conversations or other interactions between you and the Providers via audio, video, and/or media, and use and analysis of output data from medical or wearable devices, sound, video, and other related files.
While the provision of health care services using telehealth may offer certain potential benefits, there are also potential risks associated with the use of telehealth, which are listed in more detail below. The telehealth services are not a substitute for in-person health care in all cases. In order to use the Services, you are required to review and agree to this Consent to Telehealth.
The telehealth services provided through the Sites and as a part of the Services allow you to engage in virtual nutrition and wellness coaching and consultations with the Providers and your weight and health coaches and use our platform to track your health progress and goals. The use of telehealth services may provide an easier and more efficient way to obtain health care services at a time and place most convenient for you, and you can interact with the Providers without the necessity of an in-office appointment. This means that the Provider will be interacting with you by video over the computer or smartphone instead of in person. You will be able to speak with the Provider and ask any questions during your visit. The Provider will be able to assess your medical condition, provide medical advice, and prescribe treatment (e.g., medication), as appropriate.
As with any in-person health care encounter, there are potential risks associated with the use of telehealth. These risks may include, but are not limited to:
By accepting this Consent to Telehealth, you acknowledge your understanding and agreement to the following: