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IU Health reports virtual clinic's early online screening for coronavirus is working

IU Health reports its virtual clinic is proving to be successful.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - As our country tries to figure out how to get more people tested for the coronavirus, IU Health reports its virtual clinic is proving to be successful.

IU Health Dr. Michele Saysana says the clinic has screened more than 3,000 people so far, including a patient in Hendricks County who tested positive after undergoing screening.

She stopped by WTHR Weekend Sunrise to explain how the clinic works.

The clinic is staff by physicians, advance practice providers and registered nurses around the clock, and can screen patients from home, potentially saving a trip to the doctor, urgent care or emergency room.

Saysana says the clinic is providing a valuable "first step" people should take before leaving their homes if they feel symptoms of COVID-19.

To access the virtual clinic:

  • Download the free IU Health Virtual Visits app (Google Play or iTunes) or enroll on your computer.
  • Enroll by creating a free login and completing your personal profile.
  • Connect with the virtual hub, select “Coronavirus Screen” and find the appropriate pathway for care.

More information can be found on iuhealth.org.

(Courtesy: IU Health)

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Screenings through IU Health's Virtual Clinic are free.