You may be hearing more about telehealth appointments, which are virtual video appointments with your doctor. Many doctor offices offer this alternative to in-person visits. Check with your doctor's office if you're interested.
If you do take advantage of telehealth, know that Medicare has temporarily expanded its coverage of telehealth services for things such as evaluation and management visits, mental health counseling and preventive health screens.
To learn more about telehealth, including Medicare's temporary expansion, please visit the sites below.