Patients who use Good Samaritan’s MyChart patient portal will now
be able to have a virtual video visit with a provider. MyChart is an online
portal that gives patients access to communicate with their physicians,
view test results, request prescription refills, and view upcoming appointments.
Over the past four years since its implementation, MyChart has allowed
Good Samaritan patients to be more active in their health care while also
increasing access to their medical records and test results. The new virtual
video visit service will be called My Health Live. With this new service,
patients can be seen virtually by a nurse practitioner for acute illnesses
typically seen at the Convenient Care Clinic. These visits can be scheduled
Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. The app,
Zoom, must be downloaded to the patient’s computer, tablet or smartphone
for the visit.
“We are excited to start these virtual visits at the Convenient Care
Clinic,” said Mickey Pagan, Director of Community Health. “Patients
who are in need of medical attention and do not feel well enough to come
into the clinic can now be diagnosed in the comfort of their own home.”
My Health Live is for Indiana residents over the age of one. Insurance
will not be billed and the cost is $49. Common illness seen at the Convenient
Care Clinic that can be cared for through My Health Live are: vomiting,
diarrhea and nausea; ear infections; insect bites; sore throat, colds,
flu and fever.