Telemedicine was included in the MHI system in Kaluga region

Kaluga region became the first region where remote medical consultation was available free of charge under the policy of obligatory medical insurance. Consulted by doctors of the service a Doctor is near.

The service is available to owners of the regional medical insurance: as of July 14, they have over 1 million residents in Kaluga region. For further advice, you must have an account on the portal and register on the website the Doctor is near. Consultations are held on the website “Doctor is near” in audio and video, live chat and by phone.

To remote consultations, you can have physicians and subspecialties: cardiologists, urologists, trauma and orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, endocrinologists, dentists internists, obstetrician-gynecologists, otolaryngologists, allergist-immunologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons and ophthalmologists. Therapists working around the clock. To access narrow specialists will require pre-registration.

Payment remote consultation of the telemedicine service takes place in the framework of tariff agreements in the sphere of obligatory medical insurance in the Kaluga region. Telemedicine was included in the Programme of state guarantees in December 2017 for the planning period from 2018 to 2020. It is allowed to enable remote consultations with doctors in the territorial program of compulsory medical insurance, the decision to accept regional government.

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