In a news release sent Monday, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health announced they have launched a new virtual urgent care service.
OU Health says the new service acts as a complement to existing urgent and emergency care services provided by their pediatric experts.
The hospital says virtual urgent care is a convenient way for children to receive quick care for common conditions, such as fever, cough, skin rashes, and pink eye.
According to the news release, parents can choose how they receive online care through methods like questionnaires or video visits. It also says no appointment is necessary, and that most visits are complete in as little as 15 minutes. The hospital also says fees are $25 or less and that insurance is not required.
“Our providers do their best to treat your child online, and if additional care is needed, they make recommendations for follow-up, in-person care or emergent care,” says Ryan Brown, M.D., pediatric emergency medicine specialist with OU Health.
Providers are available virtually from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with 24/7 access to arrange a visit.
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