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Rural Health Clinics Offer Telehealth

Rural Health Clinics Offer Telehealth

Friday, April 03, 2020 – During a time when physical distancing is encouraged in our communities to protect against COVID 19, and with the recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) changes to Telehealth, approved by the government which allows rural health clinics to provide telehealth services, Memorial Hospital is excited to offer alternative treatment options for patients.

Memorial Hospital Clinics will now offer telehealth virtual visits in all its clinics.  Memorial Medical Clinics throughout the region are now offering this service.  Patients can have a virtual telehealth visit from the comfort of their own home using a computer or smart phone device. Clinics now offering virtual care is Memorial Medical Clinics in Bowen, Carthage, Colchester, Hamilton, LaHarpe, and Nauvoo.

Memorial Medical Clinics now provides several types of online visits.  It is personalized care when and where you need it. With the click of a button, you can be connected to a medical provider virtually and treated for a variety of healthcare treatment options like:

  • Cold and flu
  • Bronchitis and sinus infections
  • Sore throats
  • Allergies
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Medication Refills
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Pink eye
  • Skin condition
  • Mental health

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 signs or symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever, cough and have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 please call the Illness Respiratory Clinic at 217-357-0617.

Access to health care is crucial at a time like this and we are ensuring that our patients have adequate health care to meet their needs from the comfort of their home.  Our Memorial Medical healthcare team is dedicated to improving health by providing education and wellness programs and innovative services at all the stages of life. 

Memorial Hospital is a 501(c)(3),  non-profit critical access hospital which employs over 200, offers emergency, surgical, imaging (x-ray), laboratory, obstetrics, seven clinics throughout the region, specialty clinics and much more.  The hospital has served the residents of the Hancock County area since 1950. For more information, find us on the web at www.mhtlc.org

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