Telehealth from the McKinley Health Center

Telehealth services provide convenient access to health care services from a remote location with the use of information technology and telecommunciation. Telehealth services may include primary care services, mental health services, telemedicine (e.g., medication prescribing) or other health care services within the scope of practice at McKinley Health Center.

While utilizing telehealth services, patients retain all patient rights and responsibilities and have additional responsibilities, which include but may not be limited to:

  • Not recording, by any means, the telehealth visit.
  • Providing a secure location that protects their privacy from third parties overhearing the conversation.


Potential risks and limitations with the use of telehealth services includes but may not be limited to:

  • The use of telehealth services are at the discretion of the provider and with my consent.
  • My being physically located in the State of Illinois in order to receive telehealth services.
  • Technical failures, which could disrupt or distort communication or result in a delay in my care.
  • Care requiring a physical exam, if any, will be limited by not being in the same physical location as my provider, who may determine a need for an in-person appointment or referral. 
  • An incidental disclosure of my personal health information may occur if I allow someone in the area that I am physically located.
  • Despite reasonable safeguards to protect my privacy, technical or security failures could compromise the privacy of my personal health information.


Scheduling an in-person appointment with a provider is an alternative to the use of telehealth services.

Students have the option to consent to the use of telehealth services and may withdraw consent to telehealth services at any time without affecting their right of future care or treatment to which they are otherwise entitled.