Capital BlueCross is teaming up with the Bermudian Springs School District to provide convenient, affordable access to healthcare for school district staff during working hours.
The partnership, which uses American Well’s Virtual Care system, will help faculty and staff address minor health concerns during the course of the work day.
Through the pilot program with the school district, a secure space is available in the campus administration building where staff can do a virtual care visit using an iPad provided by Capital BlueCross. The tablet will only allow access to the virtual care app.
Virtual Care medical visits take about 10 minutes. Licensed physicians are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“Time is valuable, especially for teachers during the school day,” said Capital BlueCross Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President, Consumer Experience Donna Lencki. “By making Virtual Care easily accessible at the workplace, we are providing technology that not only improves wellness, but increases productivity by saving time for faculty and staff. We are proud to provide this program to Bermudian Springs School District.”
Capital BlueCross has been a long-time leader in providing convenient options for people to access healthcare services. It made its initial telehealth benefits available three years ago, and the company has recently expanded its Virtual Care to include behavioral health services.
Bermudian Springs School District employees, as well as all Capital BlueCross members, can now get certain counseling and psychiatry services from wherever they choose. Appointments for these services generally last 45 minutes, and can be scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET.
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