CHI Franciscan is offering free, 24/7 virtual health consultations to any individuals experiencing mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus to relieve urgent care and emergency room crowding.
The health consultations with a certified healthcare provider provide increased access to care, CHI Franciscan wrote in a Friday morning news release.
“Franciscan Virtual Urgent Care is open to all our communities in an effort to reduce in-person visits to urgent care centers and emergency departments,” according to Ketul J. Patel, chief executive officer of CHI Franciscan.
Only those with severe symptoms, such as a high fever or shortness of breath, should go to urgent care facilities.
Individuals experiencing fever, cough or other upper respiratory symptoms suggestive of the COVID-19 infection can access the 24/7 virtual care by web, phone or app.
When prompted for payment, enter coupon code COVID19 to waive the $35 virtual video consultation fee.
Access the free, round-the-clock consultations via:
App store: Franciscan Virtual Care app
Google Play: Franciscan Virtual Care app