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news item News Thursday, April 16, 2020 Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:29 PM - Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:29 PM

Fast Track Video Visits now available

Schedule a virtual appointment with your Shriners Children's Twin Cities provider

Access to care at Shriners Children's Twin Cities just got even easier! To ensure continuity of care and patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Twin Cities Shriners clinic is launching a Fast Track Video Visits (FTVV) program. The new program is dedicated to providing specialized care to new and established patients from the comfort of their own homes, and gives patients the ability to see their doctors!

Fast Track Video Visits help decrease potential risk of exposure and will provide a convenient alternative for families traveling long distances to visit their doctor. Patients and their parents can connect with their doctors via video software to conduct initial visits, follow-up visits and discuss treatment plans.

This will not replace all in-person visits, as there will continue to be circumstances that will require a physical visit. Our scheduling staff will evaluate if a FTVV is appropriate for each child.

What does the process for a FTVV look like?

  • Patient is determined eligible for FTVV
  • Provider availability is determined and appointment is scheduled
  • Scheduling staff will email the family a link to use during the appointment
  • Consent documentation is obtained via DocuSign

What are the technical needs for a FTVV appointment?

  1. Computer, tablet or phone with:
    • Internet access
    • Email
    • Camera
    • Microphone
  2. BlueJeans app (available for free in Apple or Google app store (see picture to the right for the app)
  3. Completed consent forms (will be sent via email through DocuSign)

Schedule today!
Established patients: 612-596-6106
New patients: 612-596-6105