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MUSC providing free telehealth screenings amid Coronavirus concerns

March 9, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
The hospital says its virtual urgent care platform is available to any South Carolina resident for free.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announced it will provide free telehealth visits to any South Carolina resident who is experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus (respiratory infection, fever, cough, flu-like symptoms).

“This secure, virtual care option will help with infection prevention and control, while also allowing patients to receive care without exposing themselves or others to further sickness in the hospital setting,” MUSC said in a news release on Saturday.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Sunday afternoon it is monitoring six “presumptive positive” COVID-19 cases in South Carolina.

To access the screening, go to MUSC.care and create an account. From there, you’ll be asked to answer a series of questions that will be reviewed by an MUSC provider. Based on the virtual urgent care consultation, MUSC says patients deemed at high risk may be referred for testing.

Use the code “COVID19” at the payment screen to get a free screening.

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