Telehealth is the future of health care, and BayCare is leading the way. That’s why the not-for-profit organization created two mobile applications including BayCare Anywhere and HealthNav.
“Telehealth provides great access to care to those who are not able to see their medical provider,” said Jose Santana Jr., MD, medical director for Telehealth at BayCare. “Whether it’s transportation or too late in the evening, patients can see a doctor whenever they want at the comfort of their own home.”
BayCare Anywhere is a 24/7 non-emergency telemedicine service offering virtual visits through a smartphone, tablet or computer. This mobile app, which launched in 2016, uses secure, interactive video and audio communications to help patients connect to board-certified physicians live and in real-time from home, work or traveling.
Through BayCare Anywhere, physicians have the ability to diagnose common conditions or illnesses such as sinus pain, cough, flu or cold, low grade fever, pink eye and skin rashes for adults and children two years and older. After each visit, prescriptions (if needed) are electronically submitted to a patient’s preferred pharmacy.
BayCare also created HealthNav, a free mobile app that can help guide people with non-urgent conditions to convenient and quality medical services.
Through HealthNav, patients can find the closest BayCare emergency room, make an appointment for an office visit, see a doctor through a virtual visit, reserve a visit at a nearby BayCare Urgent Care and receive directions and contact information for their desired location.