March 18th, 2020- Drew Early, president, and CEO of Decatur Memorial Hospital joins Byers & Co. to talk about DMH’s initiative to help the community during the Coronavirus including waiving the fee to use their virtual service and a respiratory drive-up service that can handle hundreds of patients in a single day. Listen to the podcast now.
March 17, 2020 – Memorial Health System (Parent group of Decatur Memorial Hospital) has announced it has made it’s MemorialNow virtual-care service free to anyone in central Illinois.
The normal $40 fee-per-virtual visit will be waived for the foreseeable future. New users can download the free MemorialNow app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store or by visiting MemorialNow.com and following written instructions.
The service is open to any patient regardless of insurance status or whether the patient already uses a Memorial Health System doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
Jay Roszhart, president of the Memorial Health System ambulatory group, said offering free virtual visits will support community efforts to promote social distancing to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
“People in need of treatment for minor illnesses and injuries can avoid a trip to the clinic and access quick, reliable care without leaving home,” Roszhart said.
MemorialNow is accessible 24 hours a day, including holidays, and is staffed by Memorial nurse practitioners.
MemorialNow is a convenient and effective way to treat non-emergency illnesses such as a cold, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, fever and skin rashes. If a prescription is needed, free delivery is available from select pharmacies. Providers are able to send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.