Spectrum Health & more offer free virtual screening for COVID-19

Several hospitals and health systems, including Spectrum Health, Indiana University Health and MUSC Health, are now offering virtual COVID-19 screenings at no charge for those with symptoms of the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health announced on March 6 the addition of coronavirus screening via the Spectrum Health Now telehealth app. During a virtual video visit, patients will answer a series of questions about their condition, after which a Spectrum provider will determine whether further care is needed. The service is available free of charge for anyone in the state of Michigan.

IU Health in Indianapolis launched its own "Coronavirus Screen" within the IU Health Virtual Visit app on March 7. The free screening is available to all Indiana residents, who can connect with IU Health providers around the clock to assess their symptoms.

MUSC Health's virtual care consultations and screenings are open to all new and existing patients of the Charleston, S.C.-based health system. The MUSC Health Virtual Care service can be accessed by phone, web browser or online chat, and the screenings are free for patients with COVID-19-like symptoms using promo code "COVID19."

Read more about how telehealth is being used to stop the spread of coronavirus here.

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