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Business Observer Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1 year ago

Health care system launches virtual medical service

Patients can use devices’ cameras to consult with doctor, obtain prescription or get a referral. Cost is $49 per visit.

FORT MYERS — Lee Health has launched Lee TeleHealth, a new virtual care service that allows patients to visit with a board-certified physician and advanced provider for treatment of a variety of health concerns 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For a fee of $49 per visit, the service is available on-demand from computer, smartphone or tablet. During the virtual visit, patients can interact with a doctor via their device's camera to receive a diagnosis and, if necessary, a referral or prescription, according to a statement. 

"Lee TeleHealth is a game changer for patients, especially those with hectic lives who might otherwise struggle to find time to make it to the doctor's office,” says Lee Physician Group Chief Administrative Officer Kris Fay in the statement. “When it comes to minor sicknesses and injuries, Lee TeleHealth offers the luxury of no more waiting rooms, no more sitting in traffic during season and the option to see a doctor at a time that is convenient for you.”

Patients using the telehealth service can seek treatment and receive a prescription for a variety of conditions including cold and flu, sinus infections, rashes, pink eye, headache, urinary tract infections, allergies and sprains and strains, the release adds. Each visit is encrypted to protect private information. Lee TeleHealth does not accept insurance at this time.

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