Video visits for digestive health care

Award-winning digestive health care at home through video visits

We all experience a little heartburn or tummy trouble from time to time. But when that discomfort becomes a regular event or begins to include other signs of a digestive issue, you want answers and relief.

Video visits offer a convenient way for you to get the unique digestive health care and support you need, without the trip to the clinic. Just like an office visit, video visits bring you face-to-face with a board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

During your appointment, your GI doctor will listen to your health concerns and symptoms, ask questions to understand your medical history and work with you to create a tailored treatment plan. Video visits are billed the same as in-person visits.

Now is always the time to take care of yourself. Don’t wait. Easy access to quality digestive health care is at your fingertips.

What kind of treatment can you receive for digestive health issues through a video visit?

Whether you’re concerned about new digestive symptoms or you’re working through a treatment plan, we can offer consultations and follow-up appointments for:

  • Digestive health issues such as:
    • Diarrhea or loose stools
    • Constipation
    • Abdominal pain
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Heartburn
    • Difficulty swallowing
  • Digestive disorders such as:
    • Celiac disease
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    • Esophageal disease
    • Gastric reflux
    • Ulcerative colitis

Schedule a video visit with a gastroenterologist

Do video visits replace in-person appointments with a gastroenterologist?

No. Video visits just add another way for you to conveniently and meaningfully connect with your GI doctor. Depending on your treatment and care needs, your doctor will work with you to determine the right combination of in-clinic, phone and video visits.

How do you get started with video visits for digestive care? It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Make an appointment online for a day and time that works for you. You can also call your local clinic to set up an appointment. Your appointment details, the link to access your video visit, and tools for modifying your appointment will be available through your HealthPartners online account.
  2. Fill out this consent (PDF) and have it ready for your appointment. This gives us the ability to use your information to coordinate care, treatment and more.
  3. About an hour before your scheduled appointment, you will receive an email or text message with an encrypted link to join your visit. When you are ready, click on the link on your mobile device or type the link into your internet browser to join on your desktop. You can also join your visit through your HealthPartners online account.

That’s it! Your doctor will join the session when your appointment begins.

Additional information about how video visits work can be found on our video visits page.