Saint Thomas Health opens virtual clinic in Tennessee

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Saint Thomas Health, a part of Ascension, has opened its virtual clinic called Saint Thomas Health On Demand to provide 24/7 access to health care to residents of Tennessee.

For a flat fee of $49, patients will be able to receive virtual urgent care services any time of day or night, including diagnosis, prescriptions and opportunities to conveniently set up follow-up appointments at any Saint Thomas Medical Partners location in Middle Tennessee. The service will be an extension of the Saint Thomas Health network, continuing to provide high-quality healthcare for its patients.

“Listening to our patients, we continue to ask ourselves how we can bring Saint Thomas Health closer to home,” Fahad Tahir, President & CEO for Saint Thomas Medical Partners, said in a statement. “In addition to our physician practices in neighborhoods and communities across Middle Tennessee, we are pleased to offer an online tool providing even easier access to health care for our patients without ever having to leave their home or work”

Saint Thomas Health On Demand is built on Carena’s Virtual Clinic Platform that includes software, staffing and operations services. It is fully integrated into Saint Thomas Health’s clinic-based care delivery system. The clinicians working in the virtual clinic will follow Saint Thomas Health practice guidelines to ensure patients receive high-quality, evidence-based care. The virtual clinic helps current Saint Thomas Health patients stay in-network for continuous care, and helps new patients connect to a Saint Thomas Health provider after their virtual visit.