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McLaren Greater Lansing Offers Discounted Telehealth Visits During Cold and Flu Season

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 11:32:09-05

LANSING, Mich. — Flu season is taking a serious toll on Mid-Michigan this year. Since November, McLaren Greater Lansing has seen nearly 400 flu cases, with nearly one in ten patients being admitted to the hospital with flu symptoms.

Now more than ever it is important to take steps to get help to keep flu symptoms from worsening, and McLaren Greater Lansing is offering a discount on its cutting-edge McLarenNow telehealth service to help people during this increased time of need.

From January 6 through March 31, 2020, the McLarenNow telehealth service will be available at a special price of $29 per visit. This pricing is being offered throughout the peak of flu and cold season, and is available to anyone using the service.

The McLarenNow telehealth service uses a smartphone, tablet, or computer camera as a webcam to connect patients with a doctor who can help them with minor illnesses and injuries, and even prescribe medication if necessary. Patients can see and hear the physician directly through live video.

McLarenNow can be used for far more than just help with the flu. Common conditions that can be treated through McLarenNow include cough and cold, ear pain, headaches, pink eye, rash, sore throat, and sinus problems. McLarenNow should not be used for emergencies.

With McLarenNow, patients do not have to have insurance. Instead, there is a simple fee for each visit. Medicare and private insurances cannot be billed through McLarenNow services.

If you need lab orders or other diagnostic testing, you may be referred to a primary care physician, and may still be responsible for the cost of the McLarenNow visit.

Getting started is easy. Simply download the McLarenNow app from the iOS store on your Apple product or begin your virtual visit from any device at mclarennow.org.

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