Erlanger Health System has released an app for people seeking nonemergency medical consultation.
“The launch of this innovative product in Chattanooga demonstrates Erlanger’s commitment to providing consumers with care when and where they want it,” EHS Administrator Director for Telemedicine Matthew Shafer said in a news release.
The app, which is called Erlanger OnDemand, will be available at any time and will allow people to speak to Erlanger physicians through a video stream, according to a news release.
“Thanks to Erlanger OnDemand residents throughout the region will be able to speak to a board-certified physician and have medication orders sent to a pharmacy with a few clicks of a mouse,” EHS President and CEO Kevin M. Spiegel said in a prepared statement.
Downloading the app and creating an account is free, and users do not have to be Erlanger patients, nor do they need medical insurance. Each visit is $49 at the time of the call.
Erlanger reminded users that Erlanger OnDemand is not meant to replace primary care providers, and is not intended for emergencies.