Spectrum offers virtual screenings for COVID-19
Spectrum Health is offering screening for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to those who have symptoms and may be concerned they have the virus.
“We want to provide a community health service for people who may have symptoms and are concerned about the virus, while allowing them to stay at home and prevent the spread of illness,” Darryl Elmouchi, chief medical officer at Spectrum Health System and president of Spectrum Health Medical Group, said. “The first step is to call to schedule a free virtual screening visit through our Spectrum Health Now service.
“The virtual screening visit will let people know if they need further evaluation.”
During the virtual video visit, individuals will be asked a series of questions about their condition by a Spectrum Health provider who will advise whether they need to seek additional care. The patient may select the caregiver of their choice if they need further evaluation.
It is not necessary to be a Spectrum Health patient to use the service and receive the free screening. Spectrum Health is offering this service to all residents in the state of Michigan. The Spectrum Health COVID-19 hotline is (616) 391-2380.
For more information about COVID-19, including information on symptoms and prevention, visit www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19.
The Spectrum Health Now app gives consumers access to a health care provider directly from their smart device, allowing them to schedule and conduct a virtual visit all in one place. Telemedicine is typically used for low-acuity conditions such as rashes, sinus problems or the flu. The free COVID-19 virtual screening has been added to its offerings specifically for this public health situation.