The most important part of Governor Kemp’s briefing yesterday was the announcement of the development of a Free Virtual Screening app by August University to determine whether or not your symptoms reflect you have COVID-19. These symptoms are Fever, Cough and Shortness of breath. Augusta University Health is bringing the house call back to you by offering virtual visits. Access care is 24/7. Connect in minutes to a healthcare provider using your computer, tablet or phone. All visits are secure and confidential.
“If you meet criteria for testing, staff will contact you to schedule a test at one of the state’s designated testing locations near your home. Your health care information will be securely transmitted to your designated testing site,” Kemp said. “From there, we will leverage the power of several key academic institutions in the state to process tests. These include Augusta University, Emory University, Georgia State University and the Georgia Public Health Lab. In roughly 72 hours, you will be able to access your test results via a secure patient portal, and a medical provider will contact you directly if you are positive.
Download the app “AU Health Express Care” for Androids at Google Play or iPhones on the App Store.
Learn more online at https://www.augustahealth.org/expresscare/virtual-visit.