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June
2019
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America/New_York

MetroHealth enables college students to see doctors via phone or video with no co-pay

Students in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas and Florida to have 24/7 access

(Cleveland) – Thousands of college students in four states will soon have access to MetroHealth’s Doc2Go telemedicine service, which connects patients with 24/7 urgent care via the convenience of phone or video visits.

Starting July 1, students at participating colleges in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas and Florida will be eligible to enroll in the new coverage program made available by MetroHealth and its partners Campus Unity Benefits and Hawaii Mainland Administrators. As part of a new medical offering, students can receive limitless access to Doc2Go with a $0 copay. Students can download the mobile app or visit Doc2Go.com to register.

Doc2Go offers virtual visits with medical providers who can diagnose, treat and prescribe medication for non-emergency conditions such as the flu; sore throat; ear, eye and sinus infections; bronchitis; allergies; urinary tract infections; and more.

MetroHealth launched Doc2Go to employees, their spouses and children who are enrolled in MetroHealth’s medical plans in January 2019. Nearly 1,000 employees have registered for this $0 copay service.

“We’re excited to expand our Doc2Go service to college students who are often far from home and need medical attention for common ailments that don’t require an office visit,” says Nabil Chehade, MD, SVP, Chief Population Health Officer. “Doc2Go provides families with the security of knowing their loved one can quickly access medical attention from a trusted, board-certified medical professional any time of the day or night from anywhere in the United States.”

Introducing Doc2Go to college students in non-traditional markets of MetroHealth is one more way the health system is expanding high-quality care to people when and where they need it.