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Need To See A Doctor During Hurricane Irma? St. Vincent's Offers Free Telemedicine

hands using St. Vincent's On Demand on a smartphone
St. Vincent's
The service is available on phones, tablets or computers.

People with non-emergency medical issues during Hurricane Irma have a free way to visit with a doctor or nurse over video.

St. Vincent's HealthCare is offering is offering 24-hour non-emergency virtual care via video chat through its St. Vincent's On Demand service. It’s free from now until the storm passes Northeast Florida.

Because of how the St. Vincent's On Demand system is set up, patients will need to pay a $49.99 fee up front, but if the visit is within the storm period, their credit cards will be refunded two or three days later, according to a news release from St. Vincent’s.

Patients can use St. Vincent's On Demand from their phones, tablets or computers anywhere with data or internet connection. Like an urgent care or walk-in clinic, a team of board-certified doctors and nurse practitioners listens to patients and provides consultation, diagnosis and treatment for non-emergency issues.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit St. Vincent's On Demand

Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP