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If you have a scheduled appointment but can't find your link email, you can find your provider name and check in online.
For help with troubleshooting, call 612-879-1561.                                                       


Telemedicine at Noran Clinic

Why Telemedicine Appointments?

Telemedicine visits are part of a coordinated care plan which allow you to see your doctor by video between face to face visits. We understand that at this time routines have changed for many people, and social distancing is very important to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to be sure that those who shouldn’t wait to see a neurologist don’t have to, we are now offering telemedicine appointments for new patients with a qualifying health condition as well as scheduling all follow up appointments as telemedicine visits. Scheduling a telemedicine appointment allows you to:

  • Have your appointment from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you need to be.
  • Have improved access if you live in rural or remote areas while avoiding repeated costs of travel, accommodations, and lost time.
  • Talk to your doctor through your computer, tablet, or phone—they can see you and you can see them.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for a telemedicine appointment?
In an effort to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our patients during the coronavirus pandemic, most appointments are now being scheduled as telemedicine appointments. 

How long is a telemedicine appointment?
The appointment time is the same for a telemedicine visit as it would be in person in the clinic.

Is it covered by insurance?
Yes—it is covered the same as if you were being seen in person. 

How does it work?
Your doctor’s staff will schedule an appointment with you. All we need to set up the telemedicine appointment is your email (click on "Complete My Telemedicine Form" above to be sure we have it). One business day before your appointment, you will receive an email from Noran Clinic with a link to your provider's personal virtual waiting room. 15 minutes before your appointment time, click on the link. This will open the Zoom software and bring you directly to your provider's virtual waiting room. Then, you will be prompted to allow the telemedicine portal, Zoom, to have access to your microphone and camera so that the doctor can hear and see you (this is important for a neurology appointment). If this is the first time you've used Zoom, it will ask you to enter your name - please enter your full legal name. Your screen will tell you that you have been placed into a "waiting room" until the doctor starts the visit. It’s as easy as that! Read through the step by step below to see what it will look like.

What if I am worried my camera or audio won't work when I start the appointment?
You can test your camera, laptop, ipad, phone or other device with audio and camera ahead of time and get help if something doesn't work right. Try the "Zoom Meeting Test" from Zoom here: Test My Device and Get Help

How to Start Your Telemedicine Appointment

Step 1. Download Zoom.

Before your appointment, download the Zoom software on your Windows computer, MacBook, or mobile device.

  • For a Windows device or MacBook, you can download the software at https://zoom.us/support/download
  • For a mobile device or tablet, ZOOM is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Step 2. Check your email.

One business day before your appointment, you will get an email from your doctor or advanced practice provider. The email will come from Noran Neurological Clinic. This email will have a secure link to click on, which will open up the video call with your doctor.

Step 3. Click on the link just before your appointment time.

15 minutes before the time of your scheduled appointment, click on the secure link in your email to open up the video call. This will open the Zoom software and bring you directly to the provider’s virtual waiting room.

Step 4. Update your name for the appointment

If this is the first time you've used Zoom, you will be asked to enter your name. Please enter your full legal name. If Zoom has been used before on your computer or device, the name entered during the last meeting will be the one that shows up. Update your name in Zoom so the provider will know it is you in the waiting room. Click here for directions to update your name in Zoom.

Step 5. Let the doctor see you by clicking "Join with Video."

It is important for neurology appointments that the doctor is able to see you while they are speaking to and evaluating how you are doing. To let the doctor see you, click "Join with Video" to turn on your video. You will also be asked to click "Join with Audio" so that the provider can hear you.

Step 6. Wait for the doctor to start the appointment.

You are all set! You have now been put in a virtual "waiting room" until the doctor starts the video visit. You will be able to see and talk to your doctor, and they will be able to see and talk to you.


Other Help For Checking In:

Print out the Step by Step Directions: Checking in as a Patient

Watch a YouTube video about joining a meeting: Joining a Zoom Meeting - Watch Video

Watch a YouTube video about Zoom controls while in a meeting: How to Use Zoom while in the Meeting

Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting with Zoom

Other Helpful Links for Zoom:

Zoom Help Center

Zoom Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

System Requirements for Desktop

System Requirements for Mobile

For help with troubleshooting, call 612-879-1561.

Worried your camera or microphone (audio) might not work right?

You can test your camera, laptop, ipad, phone or other device with audio and camera ahead of time and get help if something doesn't work right.

Try the "Zoom Meeting Test" to make sure you have a good connection, test your video, and test your audio: Test My Device and/or Get Help

Test Video Only: Test Video

Test Audio Only: Test Audio