As the coronavirus continues to spread President Trump has just declared a national emergency.
President Trump is urging hospitals to activate emergency plans. In the effort to alleviate hospitals President Trump is supporting and enabling Telehealth services.
President Trump said, “What they’ve done with Telehealth, it’s incredible. It gives remote doctors visits and hospital check-ins. The power to waive certain federal licenses requirements so that doctors from other states can provide services in states with the greatest need.“
“The ability to waive requirements that critical access hospitals limited the number of beds to 25 and the length of stay to 96 hours. The ability to waive the requirements of a three-day hospital stay prior to admission to a nursing home. The authority to waive rules into hospital’s ability to bring additional facilities onboard or obtain needed office space to do as they want, they can do what they have to do — they know what they have to do. Now they don’t have any problem getting it done. The authority to waive rules that severely restrict where hospitals can care for patients within the hospital itself ensuring that the emergency capacity can be quickly established. We’ll remove or eliminate every obstacle necessary to deliver to people the care that they need.”
Through telehealth services like Local Primary Care patients are able to easily receive an evaluation and treatment all remotely. Local Primary Care offers certified doctors who can screen for a range of conditions from the comfort of your home which prevents patients from being exposed to germs, bacterias or new infections while waiting in a hospital or clinic.
Local Primary Care offers a quick diagnosis and treatment while saving time and money at the same time. This approach is efficient and effective for patients while improving access to healthcare.
During the coronavirus outbreak, Local Primary Care can help patients who are experiencing symptoms get quick access to a doctor who can screen them without having to actually go to a hospital where they might face exposing others or being exposed to other viruses.