St. Vincent OnDemand to Launches Today
24-Hour Virtual Care for Indiana Residents
September 14, 2017 - Patients who want quick and easy access to healthcare will now have a new option with St. Vincent OnDemand. This virtual care service launches today and allows patients to schedule an appointment with a board-certified primary care provider without leaving their home or workplace. St. Vincent OnDemand is a simple online diagnosis and treatment service for common health conditions including cold/flu, pink eye, rash or sore throats, making healthcare more affordable and accessible to anyone with a web-enabled device.
Access to St. Vincent OnDemand begins by completing an online registration form, which takes less than five minutes. The patient will then meet online with a primary care provider, who will diagnose and treat the patient, or in some cases refer her or him to a nearby location based on symptoms. If a prescription is necessary, the provider will send the prescription to the pharmacy of the patient’s choice.
“Although we already have convenient urgent care centers throughout the community, virtual care is another option in making healthcare easy and accessible for those we serve,” said Dr. William Millikan, CEO, St. Vincent Evansville Medical Group. “For a limited time, we’re even allowing patients to try this new tool at no cost for their first visit to show how easy and convenient it is to use.”
“OnDemand, virtual care is one more way physicians and other caregivers across Ascension are using to get the whole picture of those we serve to best meet their individual needs,” said Ziad Haydar, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Ascension Healthcare.
St. Vincent OnDemand is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the cost is only $49 to use this service. For more information or to make an appointment call 866-601-4500 or visit www.stvincent.org/ondemand.
About St. Vincent
In Indiana, Ascension’s St. Vincent operates 20 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices and clinics that cover a 57-county area and employ more than 15,000 associates. Across the state, St. Vincent provided more than $266 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Indiana for 145 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.stvincent.org.