Did you know you may be able to see a doctor or nurse from the comfort and convenience of home? Virtual care allows healthcare professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients from a distance using technology such as the internet and a computer or cell phone. Fahad Tahir, CEO of Saint Thomas Medical Partners, recently joined us on Community Health Matters to discuss virtual care and how Saint Thomas offers the convenient medical care option in Tennessee. View his segment here.

In today’s world, most services are available with the tap of a button, so why not health care services? Using Saint Thomas Health’s OnDemand Virtual Clinic, patients can have a conversation with a healthcare provider, 24/7, at the low cost of $49 without the hassle of scheduling an appointment or driving anywhere.

Similar to an urgent care or walk-in clinic, Saint Thomas’ team of board-certified doctors and nurse practitioners listen and provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment for non-emergency medical issues and routine, non-life-threatening ailments, such as:

  • Cough, sore throat and strep
  • Sinusitis and seasonal allergies
  • Fever, colds and the flu
  • Eye infections, pink eyes
  • Rashes and dermatitis
  • Bites and stings
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections

But, virtual visits are not appropriate in all instances. Seek immediate treatment or call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing:

  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness or loss of consciousness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Unstable vitals
  • Bleeding/trauma
  • Other life-threatening emergencies

To find out more about Saint Thomas Health’s OnDemand Virtual Clinic, visit SThealth.com/OnDemand or call 844-513-3663.

For more information on virtual care, visit AmericanTelemed.org.

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