Columbia University’s Vascular Program is offering free, 15 minute virtual vein screenings with a doctor to see if your vein issues need treatment. The virtual vein screenings are held on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month from 4-6pm.
Fill out our quick evaluation form now to learn if you’re eligible, or read more about the screenings with our FAQs below.
How Do I Schedule a Virtual Vein Screening?
Columbia University offers a FREE 15 minute consultation/vein screening. Please register now by completing our evaluation form to the best of your knowledge. You will be contacted within 72 hours of receipt of the form to schedule your appointment and receive your zoom invitation.
What Is a Vein Screening?
A vein screening is an educational and informative consultation about veins and conditions that affect the veins. During the consultation, your choice of a male/female Vascular Surgeon and vein specialist, will look at your legs and identify any spider veins, varicose veins, and other vein issues/concerns you have. If necessary, the physician will decide if you need to schedule an in person appointment and will discuss the best treatment plan for you.
Why Are We Offering Virtual Vein Screenings?
Our vascular surgeons have been seeing patients for vein screenings in our 51st Street office for many years. In response to the COVID outbreak, we have moved our in-person FREE vein screenings to online for your comfort and safety. The purpose of the vein screenings are to be able to virtually view your veins and educate you on your vein health.
Why Should I Get a Screening?
Varicose veins are not always a cosmetic issue. If left untreated, they could result in a more serious form of vein disease. We are offering FREE vein screenings where you will have an opportunity to talk with a physician, have a brief virtual examination and to ask questions. At this time, we may recommend an in-person visit.
When Are Free Virtual Vein Screenings?
FREE vein screenings are offered on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 4-6pm. Once you complete the Vein Screening Intake Form, you will be contacted within 72 hours to schedule your appointment. Please make sure to include your email and phone number on the form.
How Do I Set Up Zoom For My Appointment?
Before your first Virtual Vein Screening, we will send you instructions on how to download and set up your Zoom account (free of charge). You will be sent a private zoom link for your vein screening appointment. Once you “zoom in” on the date/time for your scheduled appointment, you will be placed in a waiting room until the physician is ready for your appointment.
How To Prepare For Your Zoom Appointment?
- If you are able, be in a private area so you have little distraction during your vein screening.
- Wear loose fitting pants or shorts so it is easy to show the physician your veins.
- Have a notebook and pen with you in case you want to take notes.
For any questions, please email: Annmarie Tarleton: firstname.lastname@example.org