Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Launches COVID-19 Telehealth Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2020
CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL HEALTHCARE LAUNCHES COVID-19 TELEHEALTH PROGRAM
CHESAPEAKE, Va – Chesapeake Regional Healthcare today announced the launch of a new telehealth offering enabling patients with COVID-19 symptoms to speak with a health care provider to determine next steps. The screening can be conducted from the comfort of their homes and is offered free of charge by Chesapeake Regional.
The new service, supported by a partnership with Amwell®, provides patients of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare access to a doctor online via a smart phone, tablet or computer.
Details about the service:
- Connect with board-certified doctors 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
- Conveniently access care through phone, tablet, or computer
- COVID-19 screening
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, patients are encouraged to engage with a doctor using telehealth, to help mitigate the spread of the virus. Clinicians will evaluate and recommend care for patients with COVID-like illness, including triaging higher-acuity patients to in-person care settings, however, they cannot treat severe COVID-19 symptoms or test patients remotely.
Patients with a medical emergency, including those with severe COVID-19 symptoms, should call 911 or seek care at their nearest emergency room immediately. Patients with mild COVID-like illness or routine urgent care needs may access care via online registration using this link: https://info.chesapeakeregional.com/amwell-telehealth-signup.
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is home to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, the only independent, community-based hospital in the Hampton Roads region providing compassionate, technologically advanced health care to the residents of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina for more than 40 years. It offers a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, several five-star ratings from Healthgrades® and one of the busiest Emergency Departments and maternity wards in the area. With more than 600 physicians on staff, Chesapeake Regional is dedicated to putting patients first with the most advanced treatments and innovation in health care and a personalized touch. For more information, visit www.chesapeakeregional.com.
Amwell is a leading telehealth platform in the United States and globally, connecting and enabling providers, insurers, patients, and innovators to deliver greater access to more affordable, higher quality care. Amwell believes that digital care delivery will transform healthcare. The Company offers a single, comprehensive platform to support all telehealth needs from urgent to acute and post-acute care, as well as chronic care management and healthy living. With over a decade of experience, Amwell powers telehealth solutions for over 240 health systems comprised of 2,000 hospitals and 55 health plan partners with over 36,000 employers, reaching over 150 million lives. For more information please visit https://business.amwell.com/.