Video visits for rheumatology

Get expert rheumatology care from the comfort of home through video visits

Rheumatic conditions are both chronic and progressive, which means ongoing specialized care is needed to help you live your best life. Thanks to video visits, you can get that specialized care when and where it’s convenient for you.

Just like an office visit, video visits bring you face-to-face with a board-certified rheumatologist, a doctor who specializes in treating musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and gout.

During your appointment, your rheumatologist 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 rheumatology care is at your fingertips.

What kind of rheumatology care can be provided through video visits?

Through video visits, our expert team or rheumatologists can offer consultations, follow-ups and second opinions for a range of musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions, including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Gout
  • Joint pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Autoimmune myopathy/myositis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
  • Sjögren's syndrome
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis)
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Scleroderma
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Vasculitis

Call to schedule a video visit with a rheumatologist

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

  1. Call your rheumatology clinic and make an appointment at a time and on a date that works for you. 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 rheumatologist will join the session when your appointment begins.

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

But wait – do video visits replace in-person visits with my rheumatologist?

No. Hands-on, in-person care is an important part of your treatment plan. Video visits just give you another way to conveniently and meaningfully connect with your rheumatologist. Your doctor will work with you to determine the right appointment type and frequency of visits.