8 hospitals offering free virtual care visits during Hurricane Dorian

As the southeastern U.S. braces for the impact of Hurricane Dorian, several hospitals and health systems have announced that they will provide telehealth services free of charge to patients affected by the storm.

Hurricane Dorian has already caused at least five deaths in the Bahamas, according to The New York Times. As of Sept. 3, the now-Category 2 hurricane has begun moving slowly away from the Bahamas and toward Florida, with the storm expected to reach Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia by the end of the week.

Here are eight hospitals and health systems offering free virtual visits due to the hurricane:

  • AdventHealth (Altamonte Springs, Fla.): free eCare video consultations in the AdventHealth app for Floridians' urgent health problems throughout the storm.
  • Atrium Health (Charlotte, N.C.): free non-emergency Virtual Visits via mobile device, computer or tablet for South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia residents through Sept. 9, with code DORIAN.
  • Bayfront Health (St. Petersburg, Fla.): free Virtual Health Connect visits via mobile device, computer or tablet through Sept. 14, with code DORIAN.
  • Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital: free, 24/7 non-emergency virtual medical care through the BMH Care Anywhere app or website through Sept. 15, with code Dorian.
  • Lee Health (Fort Myers, Fla.): free Lee TeleHealth visits through the corresponding mobile app or website through Sept. 7 with code DORIAN.
  • Memorial Healthcare System (Hollywood, Fla.): free online telehealth visits with MemorialDOCNow physicians regarding non-emergency minor medical needs and psychological consultations, via app or computer, through Sept. 14, with code DORIAN.
  • MUSC Health (Charleston, S.C.): free virtual care visits for all South Carolina residents to diagnose approximately 80 conditions before, during and after the storm, using promo code MUSCDORIAN.
  • Roper St. Francis Healthcare (Charleston, S.C.): free on-demand video visits through their website or RSF Virtual Care app, using code DORIAN, until Hurricane Dorian has passed.

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