Those looking for more answers on whether or not they may have COVID-19 can now get them virtually from Door County Medical Center. With a few clicks of the mouse, patients with minor to moderate symptoms can schedule a virtual screening with a nurse practitioner. Door County Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise says evaluating symptoms and making recommendations can all be done in the comfort of your own home.
Community members will still be able to contact the free COVID-19 hotline if they have any concerns. You can find more details about the virtual visits from Door County Medical Center below.
PRESS RELEASE FROM DOOR COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
Sturgeon Bay, WI. Door County Medical Center (DCMC) announces free virtual online COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) screening now available via the DCMC Patient Portal for individuals who are concerned about whether they have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19.
In addition to the DCMC COVID-19 Hotline, patients can now log into or set up a profile on the DCMC Patient Portal (www.mydoorcountyhealth.org) to schedule a virtual visit in the comfort of their own home with a Nurse Practitioner through a computer or mobile device.
These free virtual visits are for individuals with minor to moderate symptoms. Individuals can schedule their visit via the DCMC Patient Portal. First time users can follow the prompts to set up their profile.
During the virtual visit, DCMC clinicians will evaluate symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, discuss known risk factors, answer questions and recommend next steps including referring people to the right location for an in-person visit if needed.
Community members can still call the DCMC COVID-19 Hotline for free to address their COVID-19 concerns. That number is (920) 746-3700. The Hotline is open seven days a week from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
It is important to know your healthcare options and make informed choices. These options are designed for patients to connect with a medical professional if they feel they have COVID-19 symptoms. Virtual visits are intended to address COVID-19 healthcare concerns in a timely manner in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Get more information about virtual screening at www.dcmedical.org/patient-portal.