Video Visits

Now available for My Health Online Members

  • Get treated for common illnesses like rashes, allergies or infections from the comfort of your home.
  • Same day appointments available every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Sutter Medical Foundation members.
  • Costs no more than $49.00 per visit, and may be covered by your insurance plan.
  • Learn more about video visits.

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Follow these steps

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Login to My Health Online

Login to My Health Online or call 800-972-5547 to speak with our patient service representative.
Video visits are currently available for patients 1.5 years and older.

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Schedule Appointment

After logging in, select "Video Visit". Pick a time that works best for you.
You can also schedule a video visit for a child through Proxy access on My Health Online. After logging in, select the appropriate account, then pick a time.

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Activate Video Visit

At the time of your appointment, login to My Health Online. Select your video visit appointment. Click "Begin Video Visit", your provider will be waiting and will ask if you have read the Conditions of Registration (PDF).

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Back Pain
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear Problems
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Insect Bites
  • Nausea
  • Pink Eye
  • Rashes
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Urinary Problems
  • Vomiting

If you have a condition that is not listed, go to a nearby Urgent Care or Walk-In Care Clinic. Please note: this is not a comprehensive list of conditions; your condition may not be appropriate for this type of video visit service.

Video care visits are not meant for emergencies. Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you have symptoms like sudden dizziness, numbness or paralysis, difficulty speaking or loss of consciousness, chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, severe abdominal pain, seizures or any other urgent care need.

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Common Illnesses

Expert care for everyday health problems.

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Follow-Up Visits

No need to go in for follow-up visits. Do it on video.


Medication Prescriptions

Get answers about medications and refills from home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Video visits cost no more than $49.00 and may be covered by your insurance plan.

We will submit the claim to your insurance for review and reimbursement if it is a covered benefit. You will be billed $49.00 after the visit, if it is not a covered benefit. To find out if it is covered, please contact your health plan.

Video visits let you receive the same quality of care from your care team without traveling to the clinic and sitting in the waiting room. Similar to FaceTime or Skype, video visits allow your care team member to see, hear, and talk with you as they would in an in-person visit.

  • Members under 1.5 years old
  • Out of state residents
  • People with severe cardiovascular disease (congestive heart failure, history of stroke, or previous cardiac event)
  • People undergoing treatment for complex medical conditions such as cancer, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain
  • People who require English language interpreters (Spanish may be available in the future.)
  • People who are participating in special Medicare or Medical programs such as Comprehensive Joint Replacement

You will be cared for by one of our Advanced Practice Clinicians. Meet our Care Team

When you schedule your appointment with our Patient Service Representative, or online through My Health Online please provide your chief complaint or primary health concern. Please review the Conditions of Registration (PDF) form and be ready to provide your approval to one of our care team members. We will have access to your family history if you have seen a Sutter Health provider in the past.

A summary of your visit can be found in the Past Appointments section of My Health Online. Go to Appointments and click Past, and click on the specific visit to view more details about the visit.

We recommend using your smartphone and the Sutter Health MyHealthOnline app for iOS or Android for your video visits. You can also use a laptop or a desktop computer and log into the MyHealthOnline website for your video visit. (Please note that at this time, Chrome and Firefox are not supported for video visit)

All you need is a Sutter Health My Health Online account and the My Health Online app on your iPhone or your Android phone. Before your scheduled video visit, log in to the app with your My Health Online account on the phone you plan to use for your visit. Once logged in, tap on Appointments, then select your video visit from the list of Upcoming Appointments. Finally, tap on the Test Video button to make sure everything is set up. (Note: Please make sure you have the most updated version of the app.)

  • Internet connection 1.0mbps or greater (Cable Modem or faster)
  • A web camera
  • A microphone
  • A supported browser: Safari or Internet Explorer. (Chrome and Firefox are not currently supported)

Yes, if the tablet has a front-facing camera and you have the My Health Online app.

Once you schedule your video visit appointment, you will be able to test your setup (e.g., webcam and microphone) to ensure that everything is working properly up to 15 minutes prior to your visit. Please make sure to test your hardware on the same device you will be using for your video visit.

For laptop or desktop computer:

  • Log into the My Health Online portal ( with your MHO account information
  • Access your video visit appointment by clicking on “Appointments” -> “Upcoming Appointments”
  • Click on “Test Video”
  • The system will take you through an automated testing process to validate your devices are compatible

    For mobile phone or tablets:

  • Log into your My Health Online app
  • Tap on “Appointment” and select your video visit
  • Tap on “Test Video” and validate your mobile device is compatible

15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time, you will see a Begin Visit or a Launch Video button in MyHealthOnline. Simply tap or click on the button to join your video visit. Once your care team joins, your visit will begin.

At the time you schedule your video visit, you will be asked to provide a back-up telephone number where your care team member can reach you in case there are any issues with the video connection. If there are technical issues during your video visit, we will call you to continue your visit by phone.

While any place with a fast internet connection will work, we recommend that you have your video visit in a place that is safe, and private enough for you to comfortably discuss your health questions with your care team.

You can cancel your visit by logging in to My Health Online and clicking on Cancel in your upcoming appointment details.

I have an iPhone or Android

I can't hear my provider
Make sure your volume is turned up. Adjust the volume buttons on the left side of your phone.

My provider can't hear me Make sure you haven't muted your microphone. Tap the icon to mute/unmute.

My provider can't see me
Try pressing the 'flip camera' button in the bottom left corner of your screen. Press the button again to return to the normal view.

Other issues

If you still can't access your video visit, try the following:
Step 1: Exit the visit and quit the MyHealthOnline App. Navigate to your home screen.
Step 2: Select Settings --> Privacy --> Select "Microphone," then "Camera," and make sure you've allowed the MyHealthOnline App to access both.
Step 3: Navigate back to the MyHealthOnline App and rejoin the visit.
If you are still unable to access your video visit, your care team will call you to continue your visit by phone.

I am using a desktop or laptop

I am using a desktop or laptop

Tip #1: Close all other applications. This will help with the audio and video quality of your visit. (Please note that Chrome and Firefox is currently not supported for video visits, so be sure to use a different browser.)

Tip #2: Be sure to grant the program access to your camera and microphone by clicking "Allow” when the system notification pops up

Tip #3: If you are still unable to access your video visit, your care team member will call you to continue your visit by phone. Make sure the phone number listed in your MyHealthOnline profile is the best contact information

Any questions logging in? The My Health Online support team is here to help.
Call 1-866-978-8837 or email