Telescope Health Expands Telehealth Services Into Georgia in Collaboration with Southeast Georgia Health System
Digital health service is designed to increase access to quality health care
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 4, 2020 – Telescope Health is bringing its virtual health care services to Georgia through a collaboration with Brunswick, Georgia-based Southeast Georgia Health System to provide COVID-19 testing to residents across the health system’s six-county service area. Telescope Health will also introduce wide-spread serology testing, also known as antibody testing, to residents across Georgia and provide return to work guidance for individuals re-entering the workforce.
“Patients throughout our service areas in Glynn, Camden, Brantley, Charlton, McIntosh and Wayne counties are seeking flexible health care options,” said Michael D. Scherneck, president and CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System. “We are pleased to work in partnership with Telescope Health to expand COVID-19 testing in our community through this virtual service offering to support our mission to provide safe, quality, accessible and cost-effective care to meet the health needs of our residents.”
Telescope Health also offers patients across the state with affordable telehealth services to include live video chats with board-certified physicians for both acute and urgent health care needs:
- Symptoms evaluation (COVID and non-COVID-related)
- Follow-up care
- Medication refills, ePrescribing
- Lab and imaging results discussion
- Appointments to see a health care specialist
- Health care navigation
“Providing quality access to health care is more important than ever and by using Telescope Health, patients not only have access to a physician, but Telescope Health also provides many health care navigation services that patients come to rely on more and more, ” said Matthew Rill, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Telescope Health. “As our communities continue to combat the spread of COVID-19, telehealth is an important asset that can help us flatten the curve, ensure all patients stay up-to-date on their health care visits and return back to work in a responsible manner.”
To access the telehealth platform, patients can download the Telescope Health app or visit www.TelescopeHealth.com. Patients wishing to see a virtual provider for COVID-19-related health care concerns may be eligible for a discount. To learn more about how you can protect yourself, your family and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like coronavirus 2019, visit cdc.gov.
About Telescope Health
Telescope Health is a mobile health care application that allows users to immediately see a board-certified provider for many urgent and primary care needs. Telescope Health physicians are local to Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida, and many practice in a Southeast Georgia Health System, Baptist Health or Wolfson Children’s Hospital emergency center. Through virtual appointments and on-demand check-ins, Telescope Health provides both acute care and connected health care navigation to help patients address all types of health care needs. Telescope Health providers coordinate with local follow up care options and communicate with primary care physicians and specialists to help make sure every patient gets the care they need. For more information about Telescope Health, download the Telescope Health app, or visit telescopehealth.com.
About Southeast Georgia Health System
Southeast Georgia Health System is a not-for-profit health system comprised of two acute care hospitals, two long term care facilities, two comprehensive Cancer Care Centers and multiple specialty care centers, including orthopedic and spine care, joint replacement, breast care, maternity, outpatient rehabilitation, sleep management and wound care. The Brunswick Campus Cancer Care Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers the only CyberKnife® M6 with MLC technology in Georgia. Additionally, the Southeast Georgia Physician Associates medical group includes more than 140 providers working in 20 different medical specialties at more than 50 locations. The Health System is part of Coastal Community Health, a regional affiliation between Baptist Health and Southeast Georgia Health System forming a highly integrated hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. For more information, visit sghs.org.