Reciba atención desde la comodidad de su sillón: Renown Health ofrece visitas virtuales
19 de mayo de 2020
A lo largo de la pandemia de la COVID-19, los proveedores de Renown permanecen comprometidos a cuidar de manera segura de los miembros de la comunidad, tanto en persona como de forma virtual.
Renown Health is proud to offer same-day virtual visits to help community members maintain their health and address medical concerns amid the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Virtual Visits are easily-accessible video conferencing visits with a health provider. They are used for primary care, specialty care and urgent care to enable patients to consult a care provider from the ease and comfort of their homes.
“If there’s a bright spot in the midst of this pandemic, it’s that COVID-19 is pushing us to rapidly adopt new ways of thinking about and delivering healthcare–through new technologies,” said Dr. Tony Slonim, president and CEO of Renown. “Our team has worked diligently to make virtual visits available to our community as an added convenience for those who would prefer to stay in their homes. As we work to keep all of our patients safe and healthy, we want our community to know we’re here to serve any ongoing healthcare needs they have by expanding our care options.”
Virtual Visits for Urgent Care
For urgent care needs, individuals can log in to MyChart and request to “Talk to a Doctor” to receive care from a Renown provider. After filling in some information and confirming their healthcare concerns, Renown’s healthcare team will notify them by text or email when a provider is ready to talk to them virtually. Providers will help patients determine whether their health needs can be met from their home or if they need to seek in-person care.
Virtual urgent care visits can address the following symptoms:
- Common cold and cough symptoms
- Dolores musculares, de tendones o de articulaciones no causados por una lesión
- Síntomas de alergia o sinusitis
- Pink eye
- Molestias al orinar
- Diarrea sin vómitos
- Erupciones o llagas en la piel
- Dolor de espalda
- Problemas en las uñas
- Exámenes de detección de enfermedades de transmisión sexual (sin síntomas)
- Resurtidos de medicamentos (excepto sustancias controladas)
Renown’s urgent care virtual visits are available 8:30 a.m. through 10:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Virtual Visits for Primary Care and Specialty Care
Many primary and specialty care appointments for adults and children are now available virtually through Renown Medical Group. Se recomienda a las personas que tienen un proveedor del Renown Medical Group llamar al 775-982-5000 si prefieren consultar a un proveedor desde su hogar.
Home Medical Visits
Last week, Renown announced its partnership with DispatchHealth, which is now making house calls to individuals who prefer to be seen from their home by a licensed medical professional. This high-quality medical care option is available to all Reno/Sparks residents, both insured and uninsured. If a patient is uninsured, there is a flat fee of $275, which includes all medications administered and lab tests on site.
“Whether a patient prefers to be treated at home or in one of our traditional office settings, we are prepared to provide the right level of care, at the right place, at the right time,” said Dr. Slonim. “From routine exams and checkups to illnesses and other conditions that may arise, it’s critical to continue seeing to your unique healthcare needs.”
All virtual visits require a free MyChart account. Those who do not have a MyChart account can sign up online. Most insurance companies apply the same co-pay fees as charged for in- person visits.
For more information on virtual visits, please visit https://www.renown.org/explore/virtual-visits/.
About Renown Health
Renown Health is a locally governed and locally owned, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is one of the region’s largest private employers with a workforce of more than 7,000. It comprises three acute care hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, the area’s most comprehensive medical group and urgent care network, and the region’s largest and only locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown has a long tradition and commitment to continually improve the care and the health of our community. For more information, visit renown.org.
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