April 22, 2019

Can’t Get to a Clinic? Receive Care From the Comfort of Your Home or Work

Virtual visits offer face-to-face treatment for minor illnesses from your the convenience of your phone, tablet or computer.

It’s officially springtime, which means you’re spending more time outdoors, chauffeuring your kids around town for soccer practice and recitals, enjoying local parks, and socializing at outdoor parties and barbecues.

But springtime isn’t all fun and games. It’s the time of year when allergies come into play, skin rashes and bug bites are rampant, and the flu is still lingering.

Your life is busy, and oftentimes you don’t have time to go to an urgent care clinic or schedule a doctor’s appointment to get treatment for minor illnesses. That’s when Baptist Health Virtual Care comes in.

Baptist Health Virtual Care providers diagnose and treat minor illnesses, such as flu, allergies, common colds, sinus infections, bug bites, skin rashes, urinary tract infections and more, through your smartphone, tablet or computer with access to a webcam.

Our providers are available to connect with you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To schedule a Virtual Care visit, all you need is a MyChart account.

If you don’t have a MyChart account, sign up at BaptistHealth.com/MyChart. Once you have an account, you can also download the MyChart mobile app to connect with a Virtual Care provider.

Virtual Care visits cost $40, and insurance is not billed. Each visit runs an average of 15 minutes and provides you access to secure medical visits with a Baptist Health provider.

How to Get Started with a Virtual Visit

  1. Sign into MyChart on your computer or MyChart mobile app through Google Play or the App Store.
  2. Click “schedule a Virtual Care visit” from the Quick Links on the right-hand side of the page.
  3. Next to your providers, select the option for “schedule a video visit.”
  4. Select from the list of available appointments.
  5. Schedule your appointment.
  6. Answer a few questions before your appointment is scheduled, including where you will be located at the time of your visit, and agree to the consent form.

Virtual Care is for minor, non-emergency illnesses. If you feel you need an exam or testing in person, find your closest Baptist Health Urgent Care.

For more information, visit BaptistHealthVirtualCare.com.

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