Memorial Health offers free consultations amid outbreak

Those feeling under the weather and wondering if their flu-like symptoms could be related to coronavirus can now be examined by a doctor from the privacy of their homes at no cost, Memorial Healthcare System announced on Thursday.

MemorialDocNow, the online application from Memorial Healthcare System, doesn’t require insurance and the free telehealth offer is available through March 31.

MemorialDocNow physicians can diagnose, write prescriptions as needed, and are available 24/7. To avoid the service’s usual $59 charge, users should enter “MemorialCares” when prompted for a coupon code.

To access MemorialDocNow from a computer, visit www.memorialdocnow.com. From a mobile phone, download the app in the Apple or Google Play store.

The Florida Department of Health on Thursday morning listed seven cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Broward County and one in Miami-Dade counties. There weren’t any case listed for Palm Beach County.

Coronavirus patients present with mild to severe respiratory symptoms similar to those of influenza, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The virus has been identified in more than 100 locations worldwide and, at this point, there is no vaccine. (To learn more, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website).

Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the U.S. and a national leader in quality care and patient satisfaction. It includes Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington, and Memorial Manor nursing home.

Kevin Gale
kgale@sfbwmag.com
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