April 20, 2020 by Jessica Gee
North Country HealthCare is now offering virtual healthcare appointments
Virtual visits will allow sick patients to avoid exposing others to illness, and they will help patients who need regular check-ups to stay on top of their healthcare
If you are feeling sick use our online symptom checker tool, which will provide instructions on scheduling a virtual visit
North Country HealthCare has launched virtual healthcare appointments, as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. Individuals who are experiencing flu-like symptoms will use North Country HealthCare’s online symptom checker tool to indicate what symptoms they are currently experiencing. They can then request a 15-minute, online appointment with a North Country HealthCare provider by calling the hotline number provided after they complete the symptom checker tool.
North Country HealthCare’s CEO Dr. Anne Newland and her team of highly-skilled providers decided to launch the virtual visits in order to offer fast, convenient care to those who are experiencing symptoms. Dr. Newland also wanted to ensure the safety of the community by allowing those who are sick to stay home, rather than going to a healthcare facility where they could expose others, or be exposed themselves.
“Like the rest of the world, this pandemic has forced us to move quickly and creatively in order to provide care for our community,” Dr. Newland said. “This online symptom checker tool and online appointments allow us to assess people as quickly and easily as possible. We hope it will relieve some people’s anxiety around any symptoms they are having, and, of course, get them the care and medical advice they need.”
The virtual appointments will be billed to the patient’s health insurance, just as with a regular doctor visit. For those who are uninsured, North Country HealthCare offers a sliding fee scale (for those who qualify), which would allow them to pay a nominal fee for their appointment.
As the only federally qualified health center in the region, North Country HealthCare is uniquely positioned to protect the health and safety of the community during this difficult time. North Country is implementing a variety of measures to ensure the safety of patients and team members across all their locations. Some of these measures include:
North Country HealthCare’s priority is to help you, your family and our community stay healthy and safe. Here are some resources available to those living in northern Arizona:
North Country HealthCare would like to remind the community:
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