AKRON, Ohio, March 13, 2020 – In an effort to reduce the outbreak of Coronavirus COVID-19, Summa Health through its Summa Health Virtual Visit E-Visits announced today the availability of free screenings for COVID – 19 and e-visits for specific health conditions.
Patients can visit Summahealth.org/virtualvisit and choose the e-visit service. A tool will screen patients and determine potential COVID-19 exposure, then implement a triage system to best treat those patients. If an e-visit is recommended, it will be free of charge for COVID-19 and other associated conditions.
The service is normally $29, and is available for over 30 diagnoses, but will be free for the screening of COVID-19 and e-visits for COVID-19, flu, sinus infections, hay fever and allergies.
The e-visit platform and screening is available 24/7/365. Providers are available, and will answer visits within an hour of completion, from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week.
Summa Health created a Coronavirus Call Line within the Clinical Access Center to answer general questions about Coronavirus COVID-19. The line is answered by trained, clinical staff 24/7. The number is 234.867.6314. Since opening the line on March 4, Summa Health nurses have answered nearly 300 calls.
Summa Health is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and the Summa Health Foundation, we are nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa’s clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), U.S. News and World Report and The Leapfrog Group.