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​Scheduled Video Visits 

Scheduled video visits are appointments with your healthcare provider where you connect via your patient portal:  The Christ Hospital Mobile App or MyChart for Desktop

You will be able to see, hear and speak to your provider, similar to the experience you have with friends or family using Facetime. Video visits allow you to receive care in a more convenient way. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Video Visits:

Why would I want a video visit?  

Here are just a few reasons why you might consider, or even prefer, a scheduled video visit:   


Avoid travel and parking 


No waiting rooms | Allows you to socially distance

Life balance

Less time away from family and work 

Who can do a video visit? 

Dozens of providers with The Christ Hospital Physicians, in a variety of specialties, are offering video visits (with more rolling out each day), but you should call your provider’s office to determine if a video visit is right for you or if they recommend you be seen in person or access care another way.

Also, state law requires you to be in the same state in which your provider is licensed. You must be in the state where you usually see your provider at the time of the visit.

When should I schedule a video visit?  

When you call your provider’s office, the scheduler will let you know if a video visit is appropriate based on your needs or condition, or if other care options are best suited to your needs. In general, video visits are available for: 

  • Illness

  • Post-op follow-up care 

  • Chronic care 

  • Initial consultations 

How do I schedule a video visit? 

Call your provider’s office to determine if a video visit is right for you. If your appointment is appropriate for a video visit, the scheduler will book your appointment and provide instructions for how to conduct the visit.

Also, our general cardiologists and rheumatologists are now offering online scheduling for video visits for established patients through MyChart. 

Can I schedule a video visit with a provider I've never seen before?

Some providers are able to perform new patient visits using video visits. To find one, call our new patient scheduling line at 513-585-3000.

Which providers are participating in video visits?

Providers in the following specialties are currently offering video visits. Call your provider's office to ensure they're participating in video visits or to determine if you should access care another way:

  • Dermatology

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology

  • Ear, Nose & Throat

  • Geriatrics (Health & Aging Center)

  • Heart & Vascular - now offering online scheduling for video visits for established patients through MyChart. Learn more!

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Neurosurgery

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Oncology (Note that our oncology offices have a slightly different process for video visits than the rest of our specialists – call the office to learn more.)

  • Orthopedics

  • Physical Medicine & Rehab

  • Primary Care

  • Rheumatology - now offering online scheduling for video visits for established patients through MyChart!

  • Spine Surgery

  • Urology

  • Urogynecology

  • Vascular Surgery

What do I need to participate in a video visit?

  • An active Mobile App or MyChart account (contact your provider’s office for assistance if you don’t already have one). 

  • A good internet connection

  • A mobile device or computer (laptop or desktop) with webcam 

What is the cost of a video visit? 

Video visits are covered by most insurance plans and billed as a normal office visit. Depending on your plan, you may be charged a small co-pay. If you don’t have insurance, video visits would be considered self-pay and due at the time of scheduling.

Are video visits secure? 

Video visits use secure video conferencing technology developed for medical care. The software’s security and confidentiality protocols meet the requirements of HIPAA. 

Are alternate options for care available? 

You should always contact your provider’s office for guidance on the most appropriate way to receive care. Based on your current needs and condition, he or she may recommend one of the following: 

  • Video visit

  • In-office visit

  • E-visit

  • Phone visit

  • Urgent Care visit 

  • Emergency department visit

​Questions about video visits? 

Just call your provider's office, and they will be happy to assist you.

Trouble starting your video visit?  

We've put together a tip sheet and a basic troubleshooting guide to help you navigate some of the most frequently addressed issues.

Video visits patient tip sheet   

Video visits basic troubleshooting guide

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