Melissa’s rheumatoid arthritis had gotten so bad she couldn’t walk. Then her community health center, Chapa-De Indian Health, implemented telehealth. Now Melissa gets the care she needs and is back on her feet.
In many rural areas like Grass Valley, CA, there are shortages of medical specialists serving Medi-Cal patients. Many people, like Melissa, face long wait times and/or travel distances to see a specialist in person. Telehealth is a critical tool to overcome these challenges for Medi-Cal patients in rural areas, and to get them the care they need quickly and conveniently.