INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer free virtual screenings for COVID-19 (coronavirus) through its virtual care mobile app.
IU Health says their mobile care app will be staffed 24/7 with IU Health physicians, advance practice providers and registered nurses who can screen patients from home, potentially eliminating the need to visit a physician offices, urgent cares and emergency departments.
“Our first priority is the health and safety of our communities,” said Michele Saysana, MD, vice president of quality and safety, IU Health. “If you are experiencing symptoms or concerned you may have the virus, we recommend using this virtual clinic or calling your doctor before heading to an emergency department.”
Based on the results of the virtual screening, medical professionals can recommend and facilitiate the appropriate care or next steps that a patient will need to take.
To access the virtual clinic:
- Download the free IU Health Virtual Visits app (Google Play [play.google.com] or iTunes [apps.apple.com]) or enroll on your computer [iuhealthvideovisit.org].
- Enroll by creating a free login and completing your personal profile.
- Connect with the virtual hub, select “Coronavirus Screen” and find the appropriate pathway for care.
For more information about the virtual clinic visit iuhealth.org.