virtual urgent care for COVID-19 symptoms

Virtual Urgent Care Visits Now Available for Coronavirus Symptoms

To support our community response to the coronavirus, we are expanding access to virtual urgent care visits. Virtual urgent care visits will be offered for free with coupon code COVID19 to anyone experiencing mild to moderate coronavirus symptoms. Symptoms can include low-grade fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

To start a visit from your phone, please call (855-356-8053).

    

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Use coupon code for free virtual visit

Once you register, enter the code COVID19 to waive the fees and proceed to your FREE visit.

Please note, we have been receiving a high volume of requests at this time. We apologize for longer than usual wait times.

We are also encouraging anyone in our communities who may need to visit  health care provider for any purpose to consider a virtual visit as their first option.

Using virtual urgent care options will help respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in several important ways:

 
  • It will help share accurate and timely information about COVID-19.
  • It will promote “social distancing” and help people get care without needing to visit a care site in person.
  • It will expand access to care for patients in rural communities or who do not have easy access to other health care options.
  • It will protect our communities and caregivers by directing patients to the right care sites based on their need.
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Frequently asked questions

Virtual urgent care is available to everyone in our community. To see a virtual urgent care provider, visit www.catholichealthinitiatives.org/virtualcareanywhere, download the Virtual Care Anywhere app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or call 855-356-8053 and use the coupon code COVID19.

You can meet with one of our providers via phone or video chat. You can request video chat through the mobile app, or via the website or toll-free number. For a video chat, once you request a virtual health visit, the provider will "meet" you in the virtual exam room once they are ready for you. If the provider misses you, they will attempt to contact you via the backup phone number you provide.

Right now we are offering free virtual health visits for anyone experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of coronavirus, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Symptoms include low-grade fever, cough or respiratory problems.

Visits typically have a flat fee of $35. At the beginning of your virtual visit, the provider determines whether your health concern is appropriate for virtual urgent care. If your situation is quickly determined to be inappropriate for a virtual visit, you will not be charged for the visit.

Virtual health visits will be offered for free for anyone experiencing symptoms of coronavirus using the coupon code COVID19. Symptoms can include low-grade fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

Most insurance plans do not cover virtual health services at this time. If your insurance plan does cover the visit, you can submit your bill as a claim for reimbursement. Additionally, virtual health visits are a qualified medical expense and you can typically use your HSA or FSA account to pay for it.

Virtual health can be a good option for anyone who would like to visit with a doctor from the comfort and safety of their home or workplace. As the new coronavirus creates more demand at local health care facilities, we are encouraging all patients to consider a virtual visit as an alternative to going to the doctor’s office.

If you believe you may be experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, a virtual urgent care visit is a chance to speak with a medical professional before going to a physical care location. Anyone experiencing mild symptoms of coronavirus is eligible for a free virtual health visit using the coupon code COVID19.

Virtual Care Anywhere is on-demand – there are no appointments. As soon as you request a visit, we arrange a visit with the next available provider.

A virtual health visit can be a fast and easy way to visit with a doctor. With the spread of coronavirus in our communities, using virtual health visits can also help people get medical advice without needing to visit a physical care location, and reduce demand at local health care facilities.

If you have had a virtual visit and are still not feeling well, our virtual providers are happy to conduct a follow-up visit with you. If you are seen within 48 hours with the same chief complaint, you will not be charged for a new visit. If you are calling back outside of 48 hours or about a new chief complaint or condition, then you will be charged for your visit.

If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, use the coupon code COVID19 to receive a free visit.

The providers you'll see when using Virtual Care Anywhere are using a clinical guideline to help assess risk of the patient based on CDC criteria. There is a physician infection control officer available to the doctors in the group 24x7 for questions and escalations. While a diagnosis of coronavirus at this point cannot be confirmed via virtual/remote care, care teams can screen patients, assign risk, answer questions, and recommend the next steps a patient should take, including healing at home in low risk cases and white glove referral to hospital care for highest risk patients.

After every virtual visit, the Virtual Care Anywhere provider will write a personalized visit summary that outlines the visit, treatment recommendations, and outcomes that you can choose to share with your primary care provider at the close of the visit. This visit summary is accessible at any time from your Virtual Care account page.