Service provides virtual urgent care for Geisinger patients
On-demand virtual visits are available for conditions typically seen at Geisinger’s ConvenientCare urgent care centers. These include cold and flu symptoms, allergies, rashes, headaches, insect bites, sinus infections and urinary tract infections. Providers can assess your symptoms virtually and provide care, referrals and/or prescriptions without having to see you in the clinic.
“Virtual on-demand visits add another level of convenience for Geisinger patients who need to see a provider quickly,” said David Fletcher, Geisinger’s associate vice president for telehealth. “Geisinger’s telemedicine capabilities provide patients with the care they need in the comfort of their homes.”
If you’re a Geisinger patient, you can access on-demand virtual care at geisinger.org/virtualcare, via the symptom checker feature of Geisinger.org’s Virtual Assistant, or through the myGeisinger portal at myGeisinger. On-demand visits are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
The use of telehealth has increased tremendously during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Geisinger now offers telehealth visits for primary care, urgent care and 72 specialties. For more information about telehealth at Geisinger, or to see a demo, visit geisinger.org/telemedicine.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.