CHI St. Alexius Health brings health care providers to you when you need them most
Imagine not feeling well and wondering if it’s the flu, allergies or the new Coronavirus, COVID-19. What do you do? Consider calling or virtually meeting with a physician or provider who can help you from the comfort of your living room. CHI St. Alexius Health announced the launch of Virtual Care Anywhere, which is an urgent care service delivered by phone or computer.
Here’s how it works…
- Visit CHIStAlexiusHealth.org/VirtualCare
- Download the Virtual Care Anywhere app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or call 855.356.8053.
- Request an appointment and a virtual care provider will contact the patient once they are available - typically within 15-30 minutes, although high demand may result in longer wait times.
- The service is on-demand and does not accept appointments.
The cost for the service is $35; however use the coupon code COVID19 and the fee will be waived for any patient who thinks they may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
“Virtual urgent care visits are one way we will help patients with COVID-19 symptoms assess their options for treatment or testing,” said Kurt Schley, President of CHI St. Alexius Health. “Virtual visits allow for timely care delivery without putting other patients or our clinicians at risk for contracting the virus. And while it’s not intended to replace in-person care visits, it will help reduce patient volumes at care sites so we can serve those who need care the most.”
Additionally, Schley says we can effectively get those patients with more moderate or severe symptoms to the appropriate level of care quickly with fewer exposures to others.
Anyone experiencing severe symptoms of a respiratory illness, such as a high fever or difficulty breathing, should call 911 or visit your nearest care site. CHI St. Alexius Health encourages people to call their medical facility in advance to notify the care team of any COVID-19 symptoms before visiting in person.