MetroHealth to extend telemedicine services to college students

Cleveland-based MetroHealth System rolled out its urgent care telemedicine program July 1 to college students at select universities in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas and Florida.

The telemedicine service, called Doc2Go, offers students who enroll a $0 copay for virtual visits. Appointments cover non-emergency medical conditions such as the flu, sore throat, ear and sinus infections.

MetroHealth launched Doc2Go in January for its employees, their spouses and children who are enrolled in the health system's medical plans. Campus Unity Benefits and Hawaii Mainland Administrators partnered with MetroHealth on the program.

"We're excited to expand our Doc2Go service to college students who are often far from home and need medical attention for common ailments that don't require an office visit," said Nabil Chehade, MD, MetroHealth senior vice president and chief population health officer, according to a news release.

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