2 Florida hospitals provide free telehealth services through Monday

Davenport-based Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and Lake Wales (Fla.) Medical Center are offering free, nonemergency remote care to Florida residents through midnight Sept. 18.

Heart of Florida and Lake Wales join the ranks of other local hospitals choosing to extend free telehealth services in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The two private, for-profit hospitals are offering access to virtual visits on the telehealth platform Virtual Health Connect free of charge when patients use the coupon code IRMA.

"The Polk County community is resilient and already working hard to clean up and to get their lives back to normal," Ann Barnhart, CEO of Heart of Florida and Lake Wales Medical Center, said in a news release, according to News Chief. "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."

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