Outpatient Telemedicine Services (Ambulatory)

A doctor chats with her patient during a virtual visit with a specialist.

Are you a patient?

Help your patients access OHSU specialty services quickly, without ever having to leave their community. Whether you want to refer your patient for a virtual visit with an OHSU specialist or want expert support creating a care plan, we can help.

We offer:

  • Live, two-way video options, for patients at home or in your clinic.
  • Provider-to-provider advice, consultations and study interpretation with quick turnaround times.
  • Advanced clinical technology, giving you secure and fast access to OHSU specialists that it might take months for your patient to see in person.
  • Faster access and less need to travel, which lead to better patient outcomes and satisfaction.
  • Consults with OHSU specialists that let you stay the primary care provider for more of your complex patients.
  • Vast experience, with 3,500 consult connections to date.

Direct-to-patient services

A patient chats with her doctor during a virtual visit.

Specialists across OHSU offer virtual, phone and other visit options that let your patient see us without the need to travel.

If your patient is recovering from a stroke or cardiac event, we offer virtual professional services like physical and occupational therapy.

If you refer your patient to OHSU for surgery, we offer virtual pre- and post-operation appointments in the comfort of their home or your clinic.

Live, two-way video visit with an OHSU provider. We are experts at virtual visits 30% of all OHSU clinical visits are now virtual.

We offer secure phone visits for patients who can’t do a virtual visit. These visits are often scheduled on the fly when providers need to quickly connect with a patient.

We offer patients medical advice for certain conditions without an appointment. They complete a secure online survey, attach any relevant photos, and get a response within three business days. One example is skin cancer screening to analyze moles.

We offer patients a complete care plan for certain conditions, such as COVID-19 or influenza. They complete a secure online survey and an OHSU provider will email a care plan, including a prescription if needed all without an appointment.

Provider-to-provider services

We offer these services through long-term partnerships only, not on-demand. If your clinic is interested in establishing a contract for any of these services, contact telemedicine@ohsu.edu.

Telemedicine outreach clinics

We partner with clinics across the region that let patients see an OHSU specialist via secure two-way video. These virtual visits are much richer at the clinic than at home, because on-site clinical staff can assist with any hands-on exam components or tests.

Study interpretation service

We partner with clinics and providers to review routine or urgent studies, including ultrasound, EEG and EKG. Our telemedicine team sets up a secure connection between clinics and our specialists to support two-way data communication.


We offer rapid access to expertise from an OHSU specialist. Our specialists offer eConsults for primary care providers and for other specialists. OHSU providers can submit clinical questions, along with all appropriate medical information, and get advice or care recommendations within three business days.

This service supports you to continue to manage your patients, instead of referring them to an OHSU specialist. eConsults alleviate barriers to access like distance, wait time and specialty care shortages.

We currently support 700 eConsults each month in 32 specialty areas:

  • Adult Cardiology
  • Adult Neurology
  • Adult Comprehensive Pain Center
  • Adult Diabetes
  • Adult Endocrinology
  • Adult Hematology
  • Adult Infectious Disease
  • Adult Nephrology
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Adult Pulmonary
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Adult Sleep Medicine
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Colorectal
  • CWH Psychiatry
  • Dermatology (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy
  • General Gastroenterology
  • General Gynecology
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatology
  • Long COVID clinic
  • OB/GYN Urogynecology
  • Orthopedics (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Outpatient Wound and Hyperbaric Center
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Hematology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Preoperative Medicine Clinic
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

We will expand this program to include more specialties over time, and also plan to make eConsults available to providers outside of OHSU in 2023.

Contact us

We will respond within two business days to:

  • Answer your questions
  • Set up a virtual or in-person meeting
  • Arrange a demonstration

Contact information:

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