Are you ready to build telehealth testing services for your practice?

Jul 02, 2023

Test, Already!

It’s no secret that telehealth provides many benefits that patients love such as convenience, accessibility, affordability, and privacy. Your patients are getting almost everything via online platforms from grocery delivery, upscale dining experiences to prescriptions and yes- even testing.

Telehealth services are expected to reach 559.52 USD billion by 2027, according to a recent report by Grand View Research. Telehealth can be used to provide testing services to patients anywhere, especially in remote or underserved areas where access to testing may be limited.

Telehealth is here to stay.

The question is are you ready?

Are you prepared to offer your patients accessible testing services beyond the four walls of your pharmacy? 

If the answer is no- don’t worry, we have you covered! 

Here are some easy steps on how to jumpstart your telehealth testing services:

  1. Determine the type of testing needed: The first step is to determine the type of testing your patients need. This can include COVID-19 testing, blood glucose testing, cholesterol testing, gut health, hormones, nutrition, or any other type of testing. Once you have determined the type of testing needed, you can select the appropriate testing kits. 
  2. Provide instructions for the testing kit: Once you have selected the appropriate testing kit, you can provide instructions for the patient on how to perform the test. This can include written instructions or a video tutorial. The patient can then perform the test at home or at a designated testing location. 
  3. Offer virtual assistance: To ensure that the patient performs the test correctly, you can offer virtual assistance through HIPAA secure video conferencing or messaging platforms. This can include answering any questions the patient may have or providing guidance on how to perform the test. 
  4. Interpret the results: Once the patient has completed the test, the results can be sent to the provider for interpretation. The telehealth provider can then communicate the results to the patient and provide any necessary counseling or education. 
  5. Provide follow-up care: Depending on the type of testing, follow-up care may be needed. This can include medication therapy management, supplement recommendations, referral to a specialist, or additional testing. The telehealth provider can coordinate with the patient's primary care provider or specialist to ensure that appropriate follow-up care is provided.

Telehealth can be a useful tool for providing testing services to patients anywhere and it’s time to add this to your current practice or create a practice via telehealth (it works both ways). By providing virtual assistance, interpreting lab results, and providing follow-up care; telehealth providers can help ensure that patients receive the care they need when they want it. 

Oh, and its revenue that PBMs can’t touch. Big Bonus!

If this is something that you are interested in building for your practice, we will teach you exactly HOW to build a telehealth testing service from scratch

No previous business or technology experience required.

Join our waitlist today so you can Test, Already!


Tara and Chuck Schneider, Point of Care Testing Institute Co-Founders