WCIA December 3, 2021
Renée Cooper

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Telehealth was a rather niche service before COVID-19 came into the picture in early 2020.

By mid-2020, 95% of the healthcare facilities reported using telehealth, compared to the 43% that were capable of providing it in 2019, according to Health Center Program Data. (You can find the full CDC report here.)

But as we wrap up 2021, the use of telehealth decreased significantly from the height of the pandemic in Central Illinois, as more people regain confidence about going into the doctor’s office.

So the question is: Will telehealth start to disappear alongside the end of the pandemic?

Some hospitals are unsure how much they’ll continue to offer it, while others are...

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