Residents and Those Displaced Can Call 855-764-1727 to Access Treatment for Non-Emergency Illnesses
PURCHASE, NY, Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teladoc Health (NYSE: TDOC), the global leader in virtual care, is providing free, 24/7 general medical visits to those impacted by Hurricane Michael, currently significantly affecting many parts of the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. Residents, as well as those displaced by the hurricane, can call 855-764-1727 to access care from the Teladoc Health network of board-certified, state licensed physicians for many non-emergency illnesses. Teladoc Health has also activated a separate dedicated hotline for use by those being helped by the American Red Cross.
“These widespread evacuations, and potential to be relocated for extended periods of time will result in many families being displaced not only from their homes, but also from their regular doctors and medical routines,” explained Lew Levy, MD, chief medical officer, Teladoc Health. “That’s where we enter the picture and do what we do best; assure families of quality, compassionate care regardless of their location, at any time, day or night.”
What service is being offered?: Free general medical care visits. Among those adult and pediatric conditions that can be effectively diagnosed and treated are common conditions including sinus problems, respiratory infections, allergies, cold and flu symptoms and many other non-emergency illnesses.
Who is qualified to receive care: Victims of Hurricane Michael—both Teladoc members and non-members alike. For emergencies, always call 911.
When: Effective immediately.
For more information, www.teladoc.com/Michael.
About Teladoc Health
A mission-driven organization, Teladoc Health, Inc. is successfully transforming how people access and experience healthcare, with a focus on high quality, lower costs, and improved outcomes around the world. The company’s award-winning, integrated clinical solutions are inclusive of telehealth, expert medical services, AI and analytics, and licensable platform services. With more than 2,000 employees, the organization delivers care in 125 countries and in more than 20 languages, partnering with employers, hospitals and health systems, and insurers to transform care delivery. For more information, please visit www.teladochealth.com or follow @TeladocHealth on Twitter.
Director of Communications