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VidantNow launches app to enhance virtual access to doctors

July 17, 2018 by Erica Mizelle

Greenville, N.C. – Introducing the VidantNow app—the latest tool in Vidant Health’s suite of virtual care offerings.

VidantNow provides a way for anyone to see a board-certified doctor for non-emergency medical issues, anytime, anywhere, from any device. The app provides another option for easy and efficient access to care when using a mobile phone or tablet.

“We know it’s not always easy—or convenient—for someone to travel to an emergency room or to see a doctor in person, especially for things like pink eye, allergies or sore throats. We wanted to streamline the process and provide expert care where people need it, whether that’s at home, work or on the go,” said Anissa Davenport, chief strategic development and marketing officer for Vidant Health. “We’ve heard from people who have used the service that they find it very helpful, whether it’s been for themselves or for their child or elderly family member—especially after doctors’ offices are closed for the day.”

Virtual care doctors can diagnose, recommend treatment and if needed, prescribe medication to a patient’s preferred pharmacy. The cost is $49 per visit or less, depending on a person’s health insurance coverage.

Smartphone users can download the free VidantNow app from the App Store for Apple devices and from Google Play for Android.

Additional information—including a list of conditions and instructions on how to sign up—is available on www.VidantNow.com.

 

Media contact: Erica Mizelle, 252-531-4612 or erica.mizelle@vidanthealth.com

 

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,512-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of more than 12,500 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician and provider group with more than 500 providers in more than 90 locations in eastern North Carolina. Vidant is affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit www.vidanthealth.com.

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