PURCHASE, NY, Sept. 14, 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 Florence, currently affecting many parts of the mid-Atlantic. Carolina residents and those displaced by the hurricane can call 855-756-8708 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.
“The broad scale evacuations will leave many in unfamiliar areas, not knowing how to seek care if and when needed, which, as we’ve seen in the past from these events, can add great stress to families. That’s why Teladoc Health will be ready, with board certified, state-licensed physicians standing by to help these families from anywhere, at any hour, simply by calling the hotline,” said Lewis Levy, MD, chief medical officer, Teladoc Health.
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 Florence—both Teladoc Health members and non-members alike. For emergencies, always call 911.
When: Effective immediately.
For more information visit: Teladoc.com/Florence.
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
SOURCE: Teladoc Health, Inc.