Health First’s Virtual Visits Remain a Top Priority for Patients and Providers

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Health First has invested deeply in Virtual Visit technology to help keep our community safe

Virtual Visits are a way for physicians to offer healthcare to thousands of people in the comfort of their own homes — and while social distancing. Health First has invested deeply in this technology to help keep our community safe. (Health First image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Virtual Visits are a way for physicians to offer healthcare to thousands of people in the comfort of their own homes — and while social distancing.

Health First has invested deeply in this technology to help keep our community safe.

“The Virtual Visit tools we were able to effectively and immediately implement during the first wave of COVID-19 made a huge impact as we continued to provide quality care to our patients,” said Dr. Jayde George, a family medicine provider with Health First Medical Group.

“Historically, virtual care was felt to be for urgent care type visits, which we’ve provided in our primary care practices.

With the current public health situation, the future of Virtual Visits is no longer a “nice to have” but instead, a “must-have,” based on the response Health First experienced from patients.

“Health First has taken extraordinary precautions to keep patients safe who must be physically seen, but the majority of visits can and have been done via telemedicine,” Dr. George said.

“It’s a convenience factor many of our patients have come to appreciate.”

The Health First network has expanded these services to include well-care visits, chronic disease management, acute visits and specialist care.

During April and May, Health First Medical Group completed a total of 45,321 Virtual Visits for patients seeking care for a variety of healthcare needs.

“We understand how important our Virtual Visit services are to Brevard residents and will continue to provide this convenient technology to them,” Dr. George said.

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“The Virtual Visit tools we were able to effectively and immediately implement during the first wave of COVID-19 made a huge impact as we continued to provide quality care to our patients,” said Dr. Jayde George, a family medicine provider with Health First Medical Group. “Historically, virtual care was felt to be for urgent care type visits, which we’ve provided in our primary care practices. (Health First image)

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