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.
â€œPiedmont On Call offers another, more convenient way for consumers to access healthcare services,â€ said Matt Gove, chief consumer officer at Piedmont Healthcare. â€œWith 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.â€
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.
â€œBy meeting consumers where it is most convenient, we are making it easier for them to take charge of their health,â€ Gove said. â€œPiedmont 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.â€
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.