WePrescribe, Hawaii’s leading online telemedicine company, today announced efforts to help combat coronavirus with the company’s innovative and proactive telehealth services. The online service leverages technology to increase accessibility of healthcare via doctor teleconference consultations for a variety of health conditions from the common cold and flu to pink eye – and now coronavirus (COVID-19).
“As the coronavirus continues to spread globally, telemedicine is the first line of defense and will play a vital role in effectively combatting the virus through a triage of medical efforts – from reducing the spread of infection to early detection,” said WePrescribe’s co-founder Dr. Neel Chauhan. “Throughout my career, I have facilitated over 12,000 telecare consultations. It is an invaluable medical tool to allow increased healthcare access to those in remote areas and in the case of coronavirus, a preventative screening measure and safe monitoring practice.”
WePrescribe allows patients to video consult with a qualified doctor within one hour of making the online appointment. After completing a thorough questionnaire to evaluate the patient’s health status, patients can schedule a live video teleconference with a board-certified, Hawaii physician within one hour. For more complex cases – such as determining if a patient is infected with the coronavirus, WePrescribe’s doctors can provide a screening and if needed, expedited testing at Hawaii Pacific Health drive through testing locations on Oahu. The telecare fee is $49.99 per consultation and is available daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
“The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization have urged hospitals and clinics to expand the use of telehealth services to help triage techniques for coronavirus,” noted Chauhan.
WePrescribe eliminates the time, exposure to potential illness and hassle of doctor visits while freeing healthcare providers to focus on patients with more urgent health concerns. Connect with doctors direct from our website. To learn more, please click the link below.