Making a Telehealth Appointment
with a WTMF provider
In this photo, Dr. Kranthi K. Achanta, a general surgeon at WTMF, uses
telehealth to conduct a patient appointment through video. A telehealth
appointment can also be conducted through a mobile phone or tablet. Click
here for frequently asked questions about video visits, and
view this document for directions on setting up the Zoom application through MyChart for
a desktop or mobile-based video visit.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, you might be wondering: how can I receive
medical care at a Washington Township Medical Foundation location?
Your health and safety have always been our top priority, and that’s
why we’ve implemented precautions and infection control procedures
that meet or exceed the CDC's requirements. Washington Township Medical
Foundation is open and ready to serve your health care needs and, at the
same time, help to ensure your safety and ours.
Among the measures we have taken:
- Offering telehealth and remote monitoring when appropriate (more info below)
- Rigorous infection prevention and cleaning
- Pre-screening in advance of appointments, procedures, admissions, and entry
- Mandatory masking and temperature checks for everyone prior to entry
- Testing for COVID-19, as appropriate
- Isolation and dedicated rooms for suspected and/or confirmed COVID-19 patients
- Patients with flu-like symptoms are directed to a dedicated location
- Physical distancing in all common areas
- Maintaining supplies of Personal Protective Equipment and ensuring appropriate use
- Restricting the number of people in the clinic
- Hand sanitizer and tissue boxes throughout our sites
To further reduce any risk of exposure, many health visits are available
via phone and video. This means that patients may have a scheduled appointment
with their WTMF doctor via telehealth––using a phone, tablet
or computer instead of in the doctor's office.
Also known as telemedicine, telephone and video visits are widely used
by healthcare systems as a highly regarded alternative to in-person visits.
In a telehealth visit, Washington Township Medical Foundation protects
your health information through our secure network and communication system.
Please call ahead to schedule a telephone/video visit with your doctor.
(To view a full list of our locations and phone numbers, click
If it is your first time conducting a telephone/video visit, our well-trained
team is ready to help you through the process. Additionally, you can click
to view the following resources in order to best prepare your desktop
or mobile equipment.
Frequently asked questions about your video visit
How to easily set up the Zoom application through MyChart for a desktop
or mobile-based video visit
Telephone/video visits are NOT meant for emergencies. Please call your
doctor if you:
Are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath
Have been exposed or come in contact with someone with known exposure to COVID-19
If your symptoms continue to worsen and you are unable to contact your
primary care doctor, please seek emergency care.
Thank you for trusting Washington Township Medical Foundation with your
health care needs.