Telehealth

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Telemedicine

Federally Qualified HeALTH cENTERS

Telehealth

The news about COVID-19 may make you feel anxious about going to the doctor’s office in-person. That’s why our telehealth program helps patients follow up with their CACOST provider using a smartphone. Visits can also be conducted by regular phone for patients without a smartphone. It’s an easy way to consult with your health care provider from the safety of your home while avoiding the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Telehealth Visit Process

  • Make an appointment and request a telemedicine visit from your local health center. You can find a list of CACOST FQHC locations and phone numbers below. 
  • For a video visit, make sure you have access to a smartphone.
  • Phone-only visits are also available at this time.
  • Prior to the day of your telehealth visit, a CACOST staff member will call you to ask some pre-screening questions and provide instructions for your appointment.
  • For information regarding the cost of a visit, contact one of the FQHCs.

Tips for an Easy Telehealth Visit

  • Before your visit, make a list of things you want to tell or ask your Provider.
  • To keep your discussion confidential, make sure you are in a private room during your visit. A private room also helps you avoid distractions or noises that might make it difficult to hear your Provider.
  • Make sure you have enough lighting so the Provider can see you clearly.
  • If you have a visit using your smartphone, you will receive a link via text message connecting you to your appointment.

Types of Telehealth Visits

The following is a partial list of conditions that may be attended to with a telehealth visit:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds
  • Flu (fever, body aches, sore throat, cough)
  • Diarrhea
  • Infections
  • Insect Bites
  • Follow up after a face to face appointment

  • Evaluation for behavioral issues
  • Emotional Health such as anxiety, depression, stress management, abuse, grief/loss, family conflict, parenting, and more
  • Strains and sprains
  • Musculoskeletal complaints
  • Medication questions and adjustments
  • Chronic disease follow-up if biometrics are available

Telehealth Visits are Safe and Secure

Your information and safety are carefully protected when you use telehealth services, just as they would be in an in-person health care provider visit. Through the system, your health care provider has access to your secure electronic medical records. Each transmission is secure and compliant with all traditional privacy regulations.

Contact your Local Health Center

Click each location on the map to find out what services are offered and the hours of operation.

Health Centers

Alice
115 W. Main Street
(361) 256-3663

Beeville
301 S. Hillside Drive
(361) 362-0307

Benavides
115 W. Main Street
(361) 256-3663

Falfurrias
1302 S. Saint Marys Street
(361) 325-9404

Kingsville
1311 E. General Cavazos Ste 303 & Ste C
(361) 592-3237

Mathis
502 E. San Patricio Avenue
(361) 547-4121

Sinton
621 E. Sinton Street
(361) 364-4486

Click each location on the map to find out what services are offered and the hours of operation.