Designed to help consumers get faster treatment for low-acuity, urgent healthcare needs, Piedmont On Call is the first of its kind in Georgia allowing busy consumers to make a trip to the doctor to see a physician on demand.
“Piedmont On Call offers another, more convenient way for consumers to access healthcare services,” said Matt Gove, chief consumer officer at Piedmont Healthcare. “With a quick download of the Piedmont On Call application via smart phone or tablet, patients can be seen by a physician without having to leave home or work.”
Board-certified physicians are available for consultations via Piedmont On Call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week for $100 per virtual visit.
Rates of conferring with doctors via email, texting or video have doubled in the past two years, according to a new report from The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. This suggests digital communication between consumers and providers may continue trending upward.
“By meeting consumers where it is most convenient, we are making it easier for them to take charge of their health,” Gove said. “Piedmont On Call is more than a cool, new app. It is rethinking the way we provide care so we can deliver healthcare services the way consumers want to receive them – on their terms.”
Piedmont On Call virtual visits, powered by Alii Healthcare, are not covered by insurance and should not replace regular visits with a primary care physician.