JACKSONVILLE, Fla., December 27, 2022 – Beginning December 31st, Telescope Health will discontinue its free COVID testing site at 450 Atlantic Boulevard in Neptune Beach. The site marked the only free, city-funded testing site in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville-based Telescope Health has been testing patients all over the First Coast since the pandemic began. With the city’s support, Telescope Health began providing free testing in August of 2021 and since then, they’ve conducted more than 30,000 tests for local residents.
“We can’t thank the City of Jacksonville enough for their unwavering support of our efforts to provide effective and efficient COVID testing,” said Telescope Health co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Matthew Thompson. “We’re passionate about serving this community and are grateful for the city’s alignment in our efforts to do so.”
Telescope Health, which specializes in telehealth and health care access solutions, will continue to provide concierge COVID testing for local businesses in addition to their ongoing efforts to address local health equity issues. Telescope Health has partnered with Baptist Health, Flagler Health, skilled nursing facilities, and local nonprofits like Rethreaded to offer telehealth solutions and improve Care Navigation for underserved populations.
For more information on how Telescope Health is reducing barriers to care, please visit www.telescopehealth.com.
About Telescope Health
Telescope Health is a physician-led, healthcare solutions company focused on reducing barriers to care through innovation, human connection, and technology. Telescope Health provides on-demand, preventative, and transitional care telehealth services for ACOs, health systems, health plans, businesses, and individuals. In addition to traditional telemedicine services, Telescope Health also initiated Northeast Florida’s first COVID-19 public testing and continues to provide testing and laboratory services for patients, as well as health care navigation services that empower people in their health care options. For more information, visit www.telescopehealth.com.