First Stop Health Helping Workers Get Speedy Access to Virtual Doctors
April 17, 2020 (Chicago) – Despite higher than usual volume due to the COVD-19 pandemic, telemedicine consults at First Stop Health, as of April 13, were being delivered at the same under 3 minute response time as prior to the coronavirus outbreak. First Stop Health conducted its first COVID-19 consult on March 9.
While utilization among First Stop Health clients remains substantially higher than its 48% average — already among the highest in the industry — patients continue to receive convenient access to high-quality care quickly, without leaving their home. 15% of its consults were related to COVID-19 as of April 13.
As Americans are told to shelter in place, First Stop Health Telemedicine is helping keep people away from medical waiting rooms and providing much-needed advice to anxious patients on how to operate in the presence of the highly contagious COVID-19 virus.
First Stop Health Telemedicine trends:
Consult Increase Since March 9
Median Doctor Response Time
*Percentage of telemedicine consults
According to the CDC, COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have increased from 647 on March 9 to more than 579,000 on April 13.
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