Beaufort Memorial now enables you to visit the doctor-online

Online providers can consult, diagnose and prescribe for flu, infections and more

 

BEAUFORT, SC – If you’re looking for a faster, easier way to see a doctor this cold and flu season Beaufort Memorial has launched BMH Care Anywhere, a new service that provides access to online video visits whenever and wherever you need them.

Video visits can be held anytime on a smartphone or tablet using the BMH Care Anywhere app, or a computer equipped with a camera and internet service. It’s simple to use, private and secure. Enrollment is free and the cost per visit is $59.

BMH Care Anywhere was launched to employees earlier this month, and was scheduled for a public launch later this spring. Due to the increase in flu and respiratory illnesses administrators and physicians decided to launch the program immediately to provide patients an alternative to busy doctors’ offices, urgent care centers and emergency rooms.

“We are excited to be able to offer this service to our community, particularly during such a critical cold and flu season,” said BMH President and CEO Russell Baxley, MHA. “The ability to initiate a virtual visit from home or work on your own schedule, based on your needs, means faster care and more convenience. At the end of the day that’s what is best for patients, and that’s our mission as the community’s healthcare provider.”

Virtual visits are ideal for non-emergencies and minor illnesses like colds and flu, sore throat, allergies, rashes, pink eye and other infections. Services are provided by both board-certified BMH doctors and physician assistants, and an online care group of providers.

To learn more about the service or to enroll visit www.bmhcareanywhere.org or download the BMH Care Anywhere app in the App Store or Google Play.