Saint Luke's Health System launches app offering virtual physician visits

Patients of Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's Health System as young as 18 months old can now sit at home and have a visit from their healthcare provider, according to the Kansas City Business Journal.

Patients can download the health system's app — called Saint Luke's 24/7 — and complete a few questions about their choice of provider, medical history and purpose of the visit. Fifteen minutes later, they're connected with a physician or provider who can provide diagnoses and, if necessary, a prescription.

The app is backed by Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLive, a telemedicine company, and can only be used for non-emergency services. The price of a virtual visit varies, but is usually around $49.

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