Telescope Health and Flagler Health+ announced a partnership that virtually connects patients to emergency and family physicians for on-demand telehealth visits. The partnership demonstrates the organizations’ shared commitment to provide quality, convenient, accessible healthcare to the residents of Northeast Florida.
As part of the agreement, Telescope Health will use emergency and family care physicians to treat patients with non-emergent conditions virtually using the Flagler Health+ Anywhere platform. The partnership also includes a dedicated team of Care Navigators who are available to connect patients to a primary care physician or specialist, arrange follow-up appointments, locate in-person care, and check individuals into a nearby emergency room if/when needed.
“Together with Flagler Health+ we are able to better serve the community by connecting more people to our doctors, allowing patients to be seen quickly and effectively via their smart phone, a computer or at a kiosk location,” said Dr. Matthew Thompson, COO of Telescope Health. “Not all telemedicine is created equal and our goal is to create an experience equivalent to an in person visit but without the wait.”
Flagler Health+ Walk-in Clinics are open inside select Publix locations during pharmacy hours and feature devices that patients and doctors can use to enhance their virtual visit. Smart devices like blood pressure cuffs, dermascopes, thermometers and high-definition cameras can help physicians make a more accurate diagnosis when needed. Patients have the added convenience of picking up their prescriptions at the Publix pharmacy within minutes of their visit.
“We have seen tremendous growth in the demand for telehealth services since we launched our first offering nearly three years ago,” said Carlton DeVooght, Flagler Health+ President & CEO. “Partnering with like-minded organizations like Publix and now Telescope Health that share our passion for strengthening communities, improving health and delivering customer value serves as a solid foundation for bringing innovative products and services to the residents of St. Johns County and beyond.”
Virtual on-demand care is available for patients two years old and older who are experiencing ailments such as cold symptoms, allergies, sinus problems, earaches, pink eye and more. Kiosks are located inside Publix locations at Nocatee Town Center, Moultrie Square, Bartram Market, Beach Village, Cobblestone Village, Mission Trace and the Shoppes at Beachwalk clinic is opening soon, As part of the Flagler Health+ community schools partnership, walk-in virtual care is also available inside The Webster School and South Woods Elementary School. Telehealth visits are also available on-demand on the Flagler Health+ Anywhere App.
Telescope Health and Flagler Health+ are dedicated to serving the First Coast and increasing access to medical care through telemedicine. To learn more about Flagler Health+ telehealth services visit https://www.flaglerhealth.org/services/walk-in-care-telehealth-services/
About Telescope Health
Telescope Health is a health care solutions company that offers a variety of affordable and accessible care options to individual patients, businesses and associations across Florida and Georgia. Telescope Health provides telemedicine services in partnership with local providers from Baptist Health, Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Southeast Georgia Health System. In addition to traditional telemedicine services, Telescope Health also initiated Northeast Florida’s first COVID-19 public testing resource in partnership with Baptist Health, and continues to provide testing and laboratory services for patients, as well as health care navigation services that empower consumers in their health care options. For more information, visit www.telescopehealth.com.
About Flagler Health+
Flagler Health+ is a total care enterprise aimed at advancing the physical, social and economic health of Northeast Florida communities. From serving as the lead agency for St. Johns County’s Continuum of Care with an aim to end homelessness, to bringing a new concept in health villages throughout the region, Flagler Health+ is a caring partner throughout the journey of life. Flagler Health+ is an extension of Flagler Hospital, which has a 130 year legacy of caring for the community. The 335 bed hospital has been named among America’s 50 Best hospitals out of nearly 4,500 nationwide. Learn more at flaglerhealth.org.