Patients who want quick and easy access to healthcare will now have a new option with St. Vincent OnDemand. This virtual care service allows patients to schedule an appointment with a board-certified primary care provider without leaving their home or workplace. St. Vincent OnDemand is a simple online diagnosis and treatment service for common health conditions including cold/flu, pink eye, rash or sore throats, making healthcare more affordable and accessible to anyone with a web-enabled device.
Access to St. Vincent OnDemand begins by completing an online registration form, which takes less than five minutes. The patient will then meet online with a primary care provider, who will diagnose and treat the patient, or in some cases refer her or him to a nearby location based on symptoms. If a prescription is necessary, the provider will send the prescription to the pharmacy of the patient’s choice.
“Although we already have convenient urgent care centers throughout the community, virtual care is another option in making healthcare easy and accessible for those we serve,” stated Aaron Shoemaker, Chief Medical Officer, St. Vincent Medical Group. “This new tool will allow patients to receive care at home, work or anywhere that is convenient for them. We understand that people have different needs, and this type of on-demand care provides another option for individuals who may prefer to avoid an office visit, but are still in need of quality, compassionate and personalized care.”
“On-demand, virtual care is one more way physicians and other caregivers across Ascension are using to get the whole picture of those we serve to best meet their individual needs,” stated Ziad Haydar, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Ascension Healthcare.
St. Vincent OnDemand is available 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year, and the cost is $49 to use this service. For more information or to make an appointment call 866-601-4500 or visit stvincent.org/ondemand.