McLeod Health Is Offering Free, Virtual Doctor Visits For Those Impacted By Hurricane Florence And Continued Flooding

The Only Hospital-Affiliated Telehealth Service In The Region Enables Patients To Speak Directly With A Doctor Online Anytime From Anywhere In The Carolinas

McLeod Health is waiving the fees for its McLeod TeleHealth service now through September 27 to help those affected by Hurricane Florence and the continued impacts from the devastating flooding taking place throughout the Carolinas. McLeod TeleHealth is a service that enables patients to connect through live video with a doctor anytime from anywhere in the Carolinas using a computer, smartphone or tablet. Visits are private and secure and no appointment is necessary.

In order to access this free service, sign up online or download the McLeod TeleHealth app, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, and enter coupon code, “FLORENCE.”

Patients can access a board-certified physician for minor illnesses or recurring conditions like cough, cold, ear infections, bronchitis, rashes, or the flu. Doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and no appointment is necessary. Insurance is not required. Signup is free at McLeodTelehealth.org.

“At McLeod Health, providing excellent health care to the communities we serve is our mission,” said Jumana Swindler, vice president of communications and public information for McLeod Health. “We understand the effects this storm is having on our entire region and we want to help ensure that maintaining access to quality, affordable healthcare is not something our region has to worry about. This is a moment for us to demonstrate how deeply we live our core values.”

McLeod TeleHealth is the only hospital-affiliated telehealth service in the region that enables patients to directly communicate with doctors online, making health care access faster, easier, and more affordable.

McLeod Health is comprised of seven hospitals from the Midlands of South Carolina to the coast, serving more than one million people in South Carolina and eastern North Carolina. It began offering McLeod TeleHealth to serve not only those who want easier access to health care, but also to those who have limited access to doctors because of a lack of transportation, fewer nearby doctors, or work schedules that conflict with regular doctors' office hours.

More about McLeod Health, its services, physicians, and community support can be found at McLeodHealth.org.

Patients are encouraged to contact 911 if they are experiencing a medical emergency.

About McLeod Health

Recognized nationally for its quality initiatives and methodology, McLeod Health has a leading regional presence in Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina and a reputation for dedication to its patients and their families. McLeod is constantly seeking to improve its patient care with efforts that are physician led, data-driven and evidence-based. The 15-county area McLeod serves, from the midlands to the coast, has a population of more than one million including those who live in Southeastern North Carolina.

Founded in 1906, McLeod Health is a locally owned and managed, not-for-profit organization, supported by the strength of more than 750 members on the medical staff and more than 2,000 registered nurses. In addition to its modern facilities, premier technology and equipment, McLeod is dedicated to improving the health of the residents of those communities it serves. McLeod Health is composed of more than 8,200 employees and approximately 90 physician practices throughout the 15 counties in the McLeod Health service area. With seven hospitals, McLeod Health also operates three Health and Fitness Centers, a Sports Medicine and Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, a Behavioral Health Center, Hospice, and Home Health Services. The hospitals within McLeod Health include: McLeod Regional Medical Center, McLeod Darlington, McLeod Dillon, McLeod Loris, McLeod Seacoast, McLeod Health Cheraw and McLeod Health Clarendon.