Convenient Virtual Visits Now Available
(Marriottsville, MD) January 19, 2016—Bon Secours Health System, Inc. (BSHSI) is pleased to announce the launch of Bon Secours 24/7™, a custom platform for virtual visits for its employees and residents served by Bon Secours facilities nationwide.
“Bon Secours recognizes that people are increasingly engaged in their own health care and seek convenience, affordability, and reliability. A 24/7 telehealth platform for non-urgent office visits for community residents and our employees is essential to help meet those changing expectations,” says Richard Statuto, BSHSI’s chief executive officer.
BSHSI partnered with American Well to develop Bon Secours 24/7™ platform. The Bon Secours 24/7™ virtual visit service will allow users to tap an app to connect within minutes with a Bon Secours medical provider via a mobile device or tablet or log into a secure website from their computer. BSHSI launched the service to its employees nationwide earlier this month and is now offering the service in Virginia. The service will be rolled out to additional states in the next few months.
“We believe telehealth is a powerful extension of the trust that already exists between a doctor and their patient – and that leveraging telehealth to better manage patient health and well-being is an effective way to deliver care,‖ said Dr. Roy Schoenberg, CEO, American Well. “Bon Secours is taking a leading position by using telehealth to extend high-quality, trusted healthcare into the communities they serve. We are proud to have the opportunity to work with such a caring, compassionate and innovative organization.‖
American Well is a national leader in telehealth software and services and works with leading health plans, private employers, health systems, government agencies, and retailers to make care more affordable, accessible and consumer-friendly.”
“This new platform is so exciting – it offers a convenient alternative for obtaining treatment for those simple conditions. Open the app or a browser, and a few minutes later, you can talk via video with a licensed health care provider, and even get a prescription sent electronically to your local pharmacy,” says Marlon Priest, MD, BSHSI chief medical officer.
Bon Secours 24/7™ visits are $49 and may be covered by health insurance. In-app credit card payment makes it convenient. The Bon Secours 24/7™ app is available for Apple and Android devices and can be downloaded for free from the App or Google Play stores, or by accessing bonsecours247.com.
Bon Secours 24/7™ features:
- live video visits with secure messaging features,
- easy access to board-certified physicians, licensed physician assistants and certified nurse practitioners,
- service available 24/7, every day of the year,
- expert preventive care advice about recommended tests and immunizations such as flu shots, mammograms, etc.
For more information, visit www.bonsecours247.org.
About Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, Maryland, a $3.5 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system, owns, manages, or joint ventures 19 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities, and several home care and hospice programs. Bon Secours’ more than 23,000 caregivers help people in ten communities in six states, primarily on the East Coast. Its vision is to be a prophetic Catholic health ministry partnering with communities to create a more humane world, build health and social justice and provide exceptional value for those served. For more information, visit the website at www.bshsi.org.
About American Well
American Well is transforming the way healthcare is delivered through telehealth. We make online doctor visits accessible to everyone for one-off care issues like colds or infections, and chronic condition management, such as diabetes or depression. We deliver healthcare into people’s homes and workplaces through our work with top health plans, health systems and employers, as well as our telehealth app, Amwell. A patient using Amwell can be connected to a board-certified doctor of their choosing in just minutes for a visit carried out over smartphone, tablet, kiosk, phone, or desktop.
American Well and Amwell are registered trademarks or trademarks of American Well Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. For more information on our services, visit www.americanwell.com