Teladoc offers free virtual visits to those affected by California wildfires

Teladoc is providing free round-the-clock telehealth visits to individuals affected by the wildfires ravaging many parts of California, the company said Aug. 7.

Conditions such as sinus problems, respiratory infections, allergies, cold and flu symptoms, and many other non-emergency illnesses can be effectively diagnosed and treated via telehealth. When medically necessary, Teladoc's board-certified, state-licensed physicians can also prescribe medications.

"As these fires continue to devastate parts of California and families are being displaced, we are working quickly to help residents access care when needed," Teladoc CMO Lewis Levy, MD, said in a news release. "A child's fever or adult's respiratory infection is not going to wait for an evacuation order to end or for fires to pass, and we're glad we can be there to provide some relief and support as these families face new challenges each day."

Residents from evacuation zones in California can visit or call 855-225-5032 to access the free service.

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