It's Jay's first time using Telehealth. The VA Medical Center has four service clinics where doctors visit patients using video-conferencing, kind of like Skype.
"It takes me about an hour and a half to get to Martinsburg; saves gas money too," says Jay Lightfoot, U.S. Air Force Veteran.
There's about 30 different kinds of clinics, from Telepodiatry to Teleretinal imaging.
"In the field of mental health, it's perfect," says Maurice Allen, U.S. Army Veteran.
But technicians say most patients are skeptics.
"90 percent of my Veterans walk in not happy that it is a Telehealth appointment, and when they leave they're just ecstatic that it went so great and that it was easy," says Kim Shewbridge, Telehealth clinical technician.
Maurice says Telehealth is going to solve the doctor shortage problem.
"So now people who live in remote areas will have access to healthcare, they're not totally isolated," says Maurice.
Now even he is tempted to live in new places.
"There was a time where
somebody said to me, 'would you like to live in
Advancements in medical technology working to save driving time and gas money.
The VA Medical Center started using Telehealth within the last five years. Telepodiatry is one of the newer clinics, and Telediabetes is expected to begin soon.