Bayfront Offers Free Telehealth Visits for Hurricane Irma Victims
Virtual Health Connect is intended for patients who have an urgent need to see a physician for minor health concerns like sinus problems, fever, ear infections, cold and flu symptoms, allergies, migraines, and stomach pains, according to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.
PINELLAS COUNTY – As the county begins to repair and restore from the effects of Hurricane Irma this week, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is offering free telehealth visits on Virtual Health Connectto help area residents get non-emergency medical care.
The free telehealth visits are available through 11:59 p.m. Friday (Sept. 15) on any mobile device, computer or tablet.
Virtual Health Connect provides on-demand, live access to physicians and nurse practitioners at any time, but may be particularly helpful as members of the community are coping with the impact of rain, winds and flooding. The clinicians can help counsel individuals and families in their time of need with this quick and convenient program.
“In the midst of clean up and trying to get lives back to normal, we understand that many physician practices are closed and traveling to your physician’s office or an urgent care clinic might be difficult this week,” said John McLain, chief executive officer of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. “Making it more convenient to talk with a clinician about your or your loved ones’ medical needs is one way we can lend a hand to those who’ve been impacted by the storm.”
Access to free virtual visits on Virtual Health Connect can be done through an internet connection on any mobile device, tablet or desktop by visiting VirtualHealthIrma.com. At the time of visit, patients can enter coupon code IRMA to have their visit free of charge.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Virtual Health Connect is intended for patients who have an urgent need to see a physician for minor health concerns like sinus problems, fever, ear infections, cold and flu symptoms, allergies, migraines, stomach pain, and much more. The doctor will evaluate and diagnose the patient, and if feasible and appropriate, send prescriptions to the pharmacy just like an in-office doctor’s appointment.
For information about Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, go to bayfrontstpete.com.
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