Lee Health reduces cost of urgent care telehealth
Due to the recent increase in influenza, COVID-19, and other illnesses in Southwest Florida, Lee Health is reducing the cost of urgent care telehealth visits through Lee TeleHealth from $49 to $20.
Lee Health is making this service temporarily discounted for community members so they can utilize urgent care telehealth services from the comfort of their homes without having to visit an urgent care location or emergency department.
Lee TeleHealth is an on-demand medical service that connects patients directly with a physician or advanced provider and is available 24/7. All you need to use Lee TeleHealth is a smartphone, tablet or a computer with a webcam.
Patients using the telehealth service can seek treatment and receive a prescription for a variety of conditions, including cold and flu, COVID-19, sinus infections, rashes, pink eye, headaches, urinary tract infections, allergies, cough, and sprains and strains. Anyone experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms, including difficulty breathing, should seek emergency care immediately.
Lee TeleHealth can be accessed in the following convenient ways:
• From the Lee Health Mobile App
• Downloading the “Lee TeleHealth” app on your smartphone or tablet
• Visiting https://leetelehealth.org from a computer
Lee Health also offers a mobile healthcare service to community members in Lee County, provided through DispatchHealth, a national provider of in-home medical care. Through the service, patients can be treated at home for many conditions that are commonly treated in urgent care settings.
Insurance will be billed for each visit, and costs will be different for each patient, based on their level of care and insurance coverage. On average, patients with commercial insurance pay around $44 for a visit and those with Medicare pay around $27.
Patients can request care by visiting DispatchHealth’s website, www.dispatchhealth.com, no referral needed.