Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, (MAHHC) is asking patients of the Hospital and of Ottauquechee Health Center (OHC) in Woodstock, Vermont who have not already done so, to sign up for the myMAHHC Patient Portal, in order to gain access to telehealth services.
These new services through the myMAHHC Patient Portal will offer a safe, convenient way for patients to receive ongoing medical consultations from a medical professional while they stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Hospital staff are currently contacting patients to sign them up, but they encourage people to initiate enrollment at their convenience.
To enroll in myMAHHC, people are asked to have their email address ready, and go to the My Patient Portal - Self-Enrollment website to sign up. Or they can call (802) 674-7300, and choose option #3 for the Primary Care Clinic and speak with a representative. Patients using the services of the Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock may call (802) 457-3030 to enroll.
According to Dr. Joseph Perras, President, CEO, and Chief Medical Officer at MAHHC, “For the past few years, telehealth services have been an important way for us to expand our ability to care for the communities we serve. Right now, telehealth growth in the area of Primary Care is a lifeline, allowing us to provide essential health care services even as our facilities are restricted due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Other services including Podiatry, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Urology, Psychiatry, Cardiology, and Rheumatology can also be accessed through telehealth. I strongly recommend anyone who hasn’t already joined the myMAHHCPatient Portal to sign up, so they can stay in touch with a provider, and on top of their health.”