BayCare Health System opens 1st YMCA telehealth center in Florida: 3 things to know

Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System opened a telehealth center at a Trinity, Fla.-based YMCA in June as part of an ongoing effort to expand healthcare services in the Tampa Bay community.

Here are three things to know about the effort:

1. BayCare Health System and the YMCA of the Suncoast launched a telehealth center, called the BayCare HealthHub, in a private room at the James P. Gills Family YMCA in Trinity, Fla. With the video-based telehealth service, community members can receive non-urgent medical care.

2. The BayCare HealthHub comprises a kiosk powered by American Well's telehealth technology. Patients can enter their symptoms through a touchscreen and measure vital signs using diagnostic equipment such as thermometers, dermatoscopes, pulse oximeters and blood pressure cuffs.

3. BayCare Health System and the YMCA of the Suncoast hope to expand telehealth services to additional YMCA centers across the Tampa Bay area. The partnership builds on BayCare Health System's existing efforts with telehealth kiosks, including its work deploying the technology at local Publix Pharmacy locations.

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