Tips for preparing for a telehealth visit

Hal Meyer and The ADD Resource Center offer specialized behavioral intervention and educational services for ADHD. They empower adolescents, adults, couples, and their loved ones to manage ADHD symptoms and reach their full potential. They have the expertise to provide personalized guidance and unwavering support on the journey to success.

Harold Robert Meyer / The ADD Resource Center – http://www.addrc.org/ – 646/205.8080 05/27/2024

Here are some tips for preparing for a telehealth visit:

  1. Test Your Equipment:
    • Ensure you have the necessary video conferencing software installed and tested beforehand. You will typically receive a link or instructions on how to connect with your doctor online.
    • Test your microphone, speakers, and camera to ensure they are working properly.
  2. Create an Optimal Environment:
    • Find a quiet, private space with good lighting, minimal background noise, and distractions.
    • Check your background to ensure it is appropriate and not distracting.
    • Announce to others that you will be on a telehealth call and can not be interrupted.
    • Be on time.
  3. Prepare Your Information:
    • Write down a list of your current medications, dosages, and any new symptoms you’ve been experiencing. Include any allergies you may have. Have your pharmacy info on hand.
  4. Have Note-Taking Materials Ready:
    • Keep a pen and paper handy to take notes during your visit.
    • Many telehealth platforms support screen sharing, so familiarize yourself with this feature if you are a doctor or want to display notes or diagrams.
  5. Position Your Device:
    • Set up your device so the camera is at eye level. Use books or other props to stabilize it, so you don’t have to hold it during the visit.
  6. Gather Relevant Health Data:
    • Take your temperature, blood pressure, weight, or other vital signs if relevant to your appointment. Have these numbers written down and handy to report to your doctor.
  7. Dress Appropriately:
    • Dress as you would for an in-office visit to look presentable and professional.
  8. Prepare for Children’s Appointments:
    • If the appointment involves children, have toys, books, or other items ready to keep them engaged.
  9. Ensure Device Battery Life:
    • Fully charge your device or keep it plugged in during the visit to prevent battery issues.
  10. Inform Your Doctor of Additional Attendees:
    • Please inform your doctor if you will be accompanied by anyone, such as a caregiver or family member, to the appointment.

If your televisit requires follow-up, make the appointment now.

Being well-prepared helps you get the most out of your telehealth visit.


Hal Meyer and The ADD Resource Center offer specialized behavioral intervention and educational services for ADHD. They empower adolescents, adults, couples, and their loved ones to manage ADHD symptoms and reach their full potential. They have the expertise to provide personalized guidance and unwavering support on the journey to success.

Harold Robert Meyer /The ADD Resource Center – http://www.addrc.org/ -646/205.8080 05/27/2024

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