Premier Health Launches First Virtual Clinic in Dayton

Premier Virtual Care provides 24/7 access to medical care via smartphone, tablet or computer

DAYTON, Ohio (April 3, 2017) – Today, Premier Health announced the creation of Premier Virtual Care, the area’s first virtual clinic that enables patients to conduct visits with providers via video or phone chat 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Premier Virtual Care provides virtual urgent care services for a variety of common conditions such as cold and flu, pink eye, sinus infections, allergies, rashes, back pain, and urinary tract infections. Patients do not need to be an existing patient of Premier Health providers to use Premier Virtual Care and can do so for a flat fee of $45.

“Premier Virtual Care moves health care forward, placing providers at patients’ fingertips using the technology of everyday life,” said Mary Boosalis, president and chief executive officer of Premier Health. “Most importantly, it strengthens our commitment to provide patients with high-quality care in some of the ways they want it most – convenient and cost-effective.”

Patients who have a qualifying health care need can simply visit or call 1-844-658-8317 to get started. A virtual visit takes place via video or phone using a smartphone, tablet or computer, and typically lasts about 20 minutes. Once the visit is finished, visit notes and referrals are provided for the patient to be seen by a local Premier Health physician. If needed, prescriptions are electronically routed to the patient’s preferred pharmacy.

“With today’s fast-paced lifestyles, time and access can be two barriers to an individual receiving care,” said Kathleen L. Forbes, MD, chief integration officer at Premier Health. “Premier Virtual Care transforms our idea of health care by removing those barriers between patient and provider.”

Premier Virtual Care is being launched through a partnership with Carena. Carena’s Anytime Virtual Clinic Platform will provide the software and operations services while being fully integrated into Premier Health’s clinic-based care delivery system.

For more information on Premier Virtual Health, visit or call 1-844-658-8317.

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