8 health orgs offering free services for Hurricane Florence victims

All along the Southeastern coast, residents and businesses are preparing for Hurricane Florence, which was downgraded from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2 on Sept. 13., according to The New York Times.

As hospitals issue medical evacuation orders, stock supplies and develop disaster-response plans, telehealth vendors, payers and other healthcare organizations are offering free telehealth services so patients can receive care virtually.

Here are eight healthcare organizations offering free telehealth services to patients affected by Hurricane Florence:

Editor's note: This list is not exhaustive. Becker's Hospital Review compiled this list from emailed press releases and information collected online.

Telehealth vendors:

Payers:

  • Anthem via via the LiveHealth Online app
  • Capital BlueCross via the Capital BlueCross Virtual Care iOS or Android mobile app

Hospitals and health systems:

  • Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina via code “MUSCFLO," etv reports.
  • Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health Care via code "UNCFLORENCE2018" on the UNC Urgent Care 24/7 app

More articles on telehealth:

Nevada Air Force base 1st to launch VA's teleICU program
Hypertension patients report lower blood pressure up to 1 year after a remote patient monitoring program
Silicon Valley telehealth conference asks hospitals, vendors: 'What would Amazon do?'

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2018. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months