Virtual Help If You Get Sick Over the Holidays

Washington Health System's Virtual Care is perfect for late-night illnesses and unexpected sickness during travel, vacations and holidays.

Nothing is worse than a sickness during the holiday season. If you, or your child, have an illness or injury that doesn’t require an emergency room visit, but is urgent enough to need immediate care, it’s possible to see a doctor within minutes using WHS Virtual Care.

A board-certified doctor is available 24/7 and can be accessed through the app or website on your computer, tablet or smart phone from anywhere in the US.

This is particularly convenient for late-night illnesses and unexpected sickness during travel, vacations and holidays.

A WHS Virtual Care visit will allow you to talk with a doctor, face-to-face, using your phone, tablet or computer’s built-in camera. If you don’t have video capabilities, an online chat function is also available.

The doctor will be able to diagnose, recommend treatment and even prescribe medication for non-emergency ailments like a sore throat, rash, earache, sinus infection, fever or cough.

The process is incredibly simple. You can download the app right from your smartphone’s app store. For those who don’t have a smartphone, the same program will be available online at virtualcare.whs.org.

WHS recommends that you complete the quick account registration process before you actually need care. Setting up your profile will take around 15 minutes and will provide the doctor with your background and health information, so he or she is better able to diagnose you and recommend treatment. Then, when you’re in a situation where you need to use the service, all you have to do is login and request to be seen.

WHS Virtual Care is just one more way that Washington Health System is providing patient-centered care to the surrounding community.

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