Many Americans isolated at home by the coronavirus pandemic still have a way to seek health care.

Public health officials and health insurers are urging patients to try telemedicine if they are worried about the virus or need help with a different health issue.

Telemedicine has long been touted as a way to get care quickly instead of waiting days to see a therapist or visit a doctor.

Some patients have been slow to embrace technology, especially if it doesn't involve their regular doctor.

But there are signs that may be changing due to the rapidly spreading virus.