Telehealth and telemedicine are quickly becoming the norm for regular doctor visits.

During this time of COVID-19, visits over the phone or the computer are safer for all those involved.

Here are some tips from the National Council on Aging on how to make the most of your virtual visit:

1. Prepare for the visit- update your list of medications, write down all your symptoms or concerns, and practice what you want to say.

2. Find a quiet space- turn off background noise like TVs or radios, consider headphones for privacy.

3. Tell your doctor everything- list all of your symptoms and concerns, share any changes in medical or personal history.

4. Make a treatment plan- take notes on what the doctor says, ask about follow-up and next steps.