Lee Health Offering Free Urgent Care Telehealth Visits Through Lee TeleHealth
From Kris Fay, Lee Health’s Chief Officer of Population Health and Physician Services
COVID-19 numbers are rising drastically in our region.
As the current wave of the coronavirus continues to spread across Southwest Florida, Lee Health is making its Lee TeleHealth service free until further notice. The normal cost of a visit is $49.
Lee TeleHealth is an on-demand medical service that you can access from the comfort of your own home. It connects patients directly with a physician or advanced provider and is available 24/7. All you need to use Lee TeleHealth is a smartphone, tablet or a computer with a webcam.
If you have COVID-like symptoms, the provider will be able to evaluate the severity of your symptoms and make recommendations for testing, isolation and symptom management. They are also able to write prescriptions and make additional referrals as necessary.
Lee TeleHealth serves as a convenient alternative to an urgent care clinic or emergency department if you are not facing a life-threatening situation. Anyone experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms, including difficulty breathing, should seek emergency care immediately.
Patients using the telehealth service can seek treatment and receive a prescription for a variety of conditions, including:
- Cold and flu
- Sinus infections
- Pink eye
- Urinary tract infections
- Sprains and strains
Lee TeleHealth is safe and secure. Every visit is encrypted to protect private information, and patients can expect the same level of care they would receive in a traditional doctor’s office. For current Lee Health patients, telehealth visits are added to their health record to ensure continuity of care.
Lee TeleHealth can be accessed in the following convenient ways:
- From the Lee Health Mobile App
- Downloading the “Lee TeleHealth” app on your smartphone or tablet
- Visiting https://leetelehealth.org from a computer