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Virtual Tele Consultations (VTC)

The VTC program brings specialty consultations from MUSC Health physicians to patients throughout the state, reducing barriers to care and improving the health of South Carolina’s residents.

South Carolina contains many communities where access to specialty care is limited. Patients needing a consult with a specialist or follow-up care after major surgery must often travel over 100 miles to receive it or wait months for an appointment. Additionally, many patients require child care during an appointment, have to take time off work, or have limited transportation resources–conditions that often result in missed appointments or a lack of proper follow-up care. The VTC program seeks to alleviate these strains on patients, by bringing that specialty care closer to home and getting the patient seen by a specialist faster. This program was started in 2011 by a group of researchers with support from the Duke Endowment and continues to expand and transform specialty health care services in South Carolina.

How does it work?

Virtual Tele Consultations utilize simple technology systems like computers and video conferencing software to bring specialty care into facilities across the state. A list of current services is available below, and many new services are in development.

  • Adult Services: Neurology, Nutrition, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Non-Acute Stroke
  • Pediatric Services: Dermatology, Endocrinology, Heart Health, Nutrition, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry, Sickle Cell, Surgery, Urology

Prior to a telehealth virtual consultation, the referring facility will send medical records and relevant test results to the MUSC Health physician. The visit will be at the patient’s normal health care facility just like a normal appointment, but the patient and the provider will connect with the MUSC Health specialist over video equipment. The MUSC Health specialist may examine the patient with the assistance of the referring provider using technology like telemedicine-enabled stethoscopes and hand held exam cameras. MUSC Health physicians will make recommendations for treatment and prescriptions, and general care will be carried out in the patient’s community facility. 

Watch the lecture "Virtual Tele Consultation: "Variation on a Theme" or "A Brave New World"?" presented by Dr. Samir M. Fakhry to learn more about Virtual Tele Consultation. 

What are the benefits of this program?

  • Telemedicine is cost-efficient and has been shown to increase patient satisfaction.
  • There are significantly shorter wait times for telemedicine consults than an in-person visit.
  • By keeping patients within their local health care facilities, they have fewer travel burdens and remain closer to their support systems.

Locations

Angel Oak Family Medicine
1816 Bohicket Road
Johns Island, SC 29455

All Children’s Pediatrics
1875 North Paris Avenue
Port Royal, SC 29935

All Children’s Pediatrics
11382 North Jacob Smart Boulevard
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Bamberg Family Practice
450 North Street
Bamberg, SC 29003

Barnwell Pediatrics
10706 Marlboro Avenue
Barnwell, SC 29812

BJHCHS Chelsea
721 Okatie Highway
Ridgeland, SC 29936

BJHCHS Estill Medical Center
776 Second Street
Estill, SC 29918

BJHCHS Hampton Medical Center
200 Elm Street East
Hampton, SC 29924

BJHCHS Hardeeville Medical Center
522 Stiney Road
Hardeeville, SC 29927

BJHCHS Port Royal Medical Center
1320 Ribaut Road
Port Royal, SC 29935

BJHCHS Port Royal Same Day Clinic
2210B Mossy Oaks Road
Beaufort, SC 29902

BJHCHS Ridgeland Family Medical Center
1520 Grays Highway
Ridgeland, SC 29936

BJHCHS Saint Helena Medical Center
6315 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

BJHCHS Sheldon Medical Center
211 Paige Point Road
Sheldon, SC 29940

Care Team Plus
100 Professional Park Drive
Conway, SC 29526

Charles Towne Pediatrics
3800 Faber Place Drive
Charleston, SC 29405

CHC The Bethany Center
924 Highway 25 Bypass NE
Greenwood, SC 29649

CHC Calhoun Falls Family Practice
535 Jackson Street
Calhoun Falls, SC 29628

CHC The Children's Center
113 Liner Drive
Greenwood, SC 29646

CHC HomeTown Pediatrics
500 Plaza Circle, Suite J
Clinton, SC 29325

CHC Lakelands Family Practice
17124 Highway 72 West
Waterloo, SC 29384

CHC Laurens County Community Care Center
22725 Highway 76 East
Clinton, SC 29325

CHC McCormick Family Practice
1319 South Main Street
McCormick, SC 29835

CHC Ridge Spring Family Practice
201 Aiken Road
Ridge Spring, SC 29129

CHC Saluda Family Practice
219 Greenwood Highway
Saluda, SC 29138

CHC Uptown Family Practice
313 Main Street Suite A
Greenwood, SC 29646

CHC Village Family Practice
420 Epting Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29646

CHC Ware Shoals Family Practice
93 Greenwood Avenue South
Ware Shoals, SC 29692

CPG Family Medicine at Aynor
51 11th Avenue
Aynor, SC 29511

CPG Family Medicine at Bell Street
903 Bell Street
Conway, SC 29526

CPG Waccamaw Cardiology
2376 Cypress Circle #102
Conway, SC 29526

CPG Carolina Bay ENT
808 Farrar Drive
Conway, SC 29526

CPG Carolina Internal Medicine
2367-B Cypress Circle
Conway, SC 29526

CPG Aynor Family Medicine 
1213 Elm Street
Aynor, SC 29511

CPG Endocrinology  
2376 Cypress Circle #202
Conway, SC 29526

CPG Family Medicine at Socastee
4887 Socastee Blvd Suite 9
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

CPG Family Medicine at Towne Center
4999 Carolina Forest Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

CPG Gastroenterology
2376 Cypress Circle #203
Conway, SC 29526

CPG Internal Medicine at Creel Street
1301 Creel St
Conway, SC 29527

CPG Internal Medicine at Myrtle Trace Drive
8002 Myrtle Trace Drive
Conway, SC 29526

CPG Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
2376 Cypress Circle #103
Conway, SC 29526

CPG OB GYN - Conway
8016 Myrtle Trace Drive
Conway, SC 29526

CPG OB GYN - Myrtle Beach
5010 Carolina Forest Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

CPG Neurology - Cypress Circle
2376 Cypress Circle #200
Conway, SC 29526

CPG Neurology - Waccamaw
170 Waccamaw Medical Park Court
Conway, SC 29526

CPG Pediatrics at Carolina Forest
4022 Postal Way
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

CPG Pulmonary and Sleep
2376 Cypress Circle #100
Conway, SC 29526

CPG Women's Medical 
8004 Myrtle Trace Drive
Conway, SC 29526

Durrence Egleston Medical
418 Folly Road, Suite A
James Island, SC 29412

Georgetown Pediatric Center
57 Jessamine Street
Georgetown, SC 29442

Hartsville Medical Practice
701 Medical Park Drive
Florence, SC 29550

Healthcare Place at Bethune
103 South Main Street
Bethune, SC 29009

Hope Health Aiken
120 Darlington Drive
Aiken, SC 29803

Hope Health – Florence
360 North Irby Street
Florence, SC 29501

Hope Health - Florence Endo
600 East Palmetto Street
Florence, SC 29506

Hope Health – Kingstree
520 Thurgood Marshall Boulevard
Suite B
Kingstree, SC 29556

Hope Health – Lake City
652 North Matthews Road
Lake City, SC 29560

Hope Health – Manning
12 West South Street
Manning, SC 29102

Hope Health Orangeburg
1857 Joe S. Jeffords Hwy
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Inlet Pediatrics
140 Bandage Court
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Medical Center of Santee
500 Bass Drive
Santee, SC 29142

Padgett Family Practice
546 North Street
Bamberg, SC 29003

Pawleys Pediatrics & Adult Medicine
64 Business Center Drive
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Primary Care of Camden
111 Mill Street
Camden, SC 29020

Primary Care of Elgin
40 Pinnacle Parkway, Suite 208
Elgin, SC 29045

Rice Planter Pediatrics
406 Robertson Boulevard
Walterboro, SC 29488

Riley Family Practice
302 North Jennings Street
Saluda, SC 29138

Riverside Pediatrics
435 Marina Drive
Georgetown, SC 29440

Riverside Pediatrics
402 Nelson Boulevard
Kingstree, SC 29556

Salerno Pediatrics
35 Bill Fries Drive # 1
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Sea Island Pediatrics
2403 Allison Road
Beaufort, SC 29902

Sea Island Pediatrics
29 Plantation Park, Suite 201
Bluffton, SC 29910

Singleton Health Center
1773 Village Park Drive
Orangeburg, SC 29118

South Strand Internists & Urgent Care
1945 Glenns Bay Road
Surfside Beach, SC 29575

South Strand Internists & Urgent Care
11405 Ocean Highway
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

St James Santee Andrews Family Health Center
575 South Morgan Avenue
Andrews, SC 29510

St James Santee Choppee Family Health Center
8189 Choppee Road
Georgetown, SC 29440

St James Santee Georgetown Family Health Center
422 North Fraser Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

St. James Santee McClellanville Family Health Center
1189 Tibwin Road
McClellanville, SC 29458

St James Santee Sampit Family Health Center
2482 Powell Road
Georgetown, SC 29440

Tidelands Andrews Medical Center
701 South Morgan Avenue
Andrews, SC 29510

Tidelands Health Family Medicine at Holmestown Road
4320 Holmestown Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Tidelands Hemingway Medical Center
456 North Main Street
Hemingway, SC 29554

Tidelands Island Family Care
12117 Ocean Highway
Pawley’s Island, SC 29585

Tidelands Med Plus
2347 Highway 17 Business South
Garden City, SC 29576

Tidelands Prince Creek Family Medicine
11916 Highway 707
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Tidelands Surgical Specialist of Waccamaw at Georgetown
469 Marina Drive
Georgetown, SC 29440

Tidelands Surgical Specialist of Waccamaw at Murrells Inlet
4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 130
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Care at Murrells Inlet
4033 Highway 17 Bypass, Suite 110
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Care at Socastee
4301 Dick Pond Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Tidelands Waccamaw Family Medicine
9699 Ocean Highway
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Tidelands Waccamaw Gastroenterology at Georgetown
1011 North Fraser Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

Tidelands Waccamaw Gastroenterology at Murrells Inlet
4040 Highway 17 Bypass, Suite 202
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Tidelands Waccamaw Medical Center
1075 North Fraser Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

Tidelands Waccamaw Oncology at Georgetown
2405 North Fraser Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

Tidelands Waccamaw Oncology at Murrells Inlet
4181 Highway 17 Bypass
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Tidelands Waccamaw Orthopaedics & Spine at Murrells Inlet
4040 Highway 17 Bypass, Suite 101
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Tri-County Pediatrics - Rock Hill
165 Amendment Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Tri-County Pediatrics - York
815 East Library Street
York, SC 29745

Tri-County Pediatrics - York
York, SC 29745

Valcourt Pediatrics
124 Medical Park Drive
Walterboro, SC 29488

Valcourt Pediatrics
300 New River Parkway Building 5, Suite 16
Hardeeville, SC 29927

Valcourt Pediatrics Augusta
1511 Anthony Road
Augusta, GA  30904

Volunteers in Medicine
15 Northridge Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Walterboro Adult & Pediatric Medicine
447 Spruce Street
Walterboro, SC 29488

 

Contact Us

For more information about MUSC Health’s telemedicine programs, please call MUSC Center for Telehealth at
843-792-7512 or email telehealthinfo@musc.edu.

Tours and demonstrations are available for stakeholder groups. 
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