UPDATED: Teladoc Provides Free Health Visits to Those in Hurricane Harvey Evacuation Areas
Teladoc expands available services with free online counseling for up to 3 months for those for those located in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey
PURCHASE, NY, September 5, 2017 — Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), is providing free general medical care to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Residents who have been displaced by or are otherwise impacted by the storm can access treatment for many non-emergency illnesses by calling 855-220-4585. “As hundreds of thousands of Americans are facing a time of need, Teladoc is working to make sure that they can count on readily available access to high quality care, 24/7. Our call center reps and board certified and state-licensed physicians are standing by to help those families who have been displaced from their doctors and regular routines, but who still need non-emergency medical care,” explained Lewis Levy, MD, chief medical officer, Teladoc.
Teladoc is offering the free service to all victims of the hurricane, not just Teladoc members. Among those adult and pediatric conditions that can be effectively diagnosed and treated are common conditions including sinus problems, respiratory infection, allergies, cold and flu symptoms and many other non-emergency illnesses. For more information visit https://www.teladoc.com/harvey/
In response to the continued need for access to care in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Teladoc is expanding the availability of our free services. In conjunction with BetterHelp, a division of Teladoc, we are now offering access to free online counseling and therapy services.
Effective immediately, Teladoc will provide free online counseling for up to 3 months for those for those located in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The service can be accessed here: https://www.betterhelp.com/harvey
BetterHelp matches people with licensed and experiences psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC) and allows them to connect through messaging, chat, phone or video conference.
BetterHelp may be right for you if you’re looking to improve the quality of your life. Whenever there is anything that interferes with your happiness or prevents you from achieving your goals, we may be able to help. We also have counselors who are specialized in specific issues, such as stress, anxiety, relationships, parenting, depression, addictions, eating, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, LGBT matters, grief, religion, self esteem and more.
If you are in a crisis or if you or any other person may be in danger – don’t use BetterHelp. These resources can provide you with immediate help.
To learn more, read BetterHelp’s full FAQ here: https://www.betterhelp.com/faq
About Teladoc, Inc.
Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE:TDOC) is the largest and most trusted telehealth provider in the world. Recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the “50 Smartest Companies”, Teladoc is forging a new healthcare experience with an innovative portfolio of virtual care delivery solutions. Currently, Teladoc serves more than 10,000 clients – from payers to providers to employers – and more than 20 million members who connect within minutes to Teladoc’s network of more than 3,100 board-certified, state-licensed physicians and therapists, 24/7. Teladoc’s services and solutions marry a highly engaging consumer experience with the latest in data and analytics, and a highly flexible technology platform. Teladoc has delivered more than 2.5 million medical visits for general medical, dermatology, counseling, psychiatry, sexual health, and tobacco cessation. For additional information, please visit www.teladoc.com.
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