Florida health system launches virtual care appointments

Ft. Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health is offering a new virtual care service that allows patients to use telehealth to receive treatment and prescription medication from their providers, Business Observer reports.

Four things to know:

1. Lee TeleHealth is available to patients for appointments 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

2. Patients can use a computer, smartphone or tablet to interact with their physician during a virtual appointment, during which the provider can make a diagnosis using the device's camera. Providers can also write a prescription or referral.

3. Lee TeleHealth is offered to patients with a variety of conditions, including cold and flu, sinus infections and rashes.

4. A Lee TeleHealth appointment costs $49.

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