St. Cloud Regional Medical Center Offers Hurricane Relief Telehealth Visits With Virtual Health Connect

As our community begins to repair and restore from the effects of Hurricane Irma this week, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center is offering free telehealth visits on Virtual Health Connect to help area residents get non-emergency medical care.

The free telehealth visits are available through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 on any mobile device, computer or tablet.

Virtual Health Connect provides on demand, live access to physicians and nurse practitioners at any time, but may be particularly helpful as members of the community are coping with the impact of rain, winds and flooding. The clinicians can help counsel individuals and families in their time of need with this quick and convenient program.

“In the midst of clean up and trying to get lives back to normal, we understand that many physician practices are closed and traveling to your physician’s office or an urgent care clinic might be difficult this week,” said Brent Burish, Chief Executive Officer of St. Cloud Regional Medical Center. “Making it more convenient to talk with a clinician about your or your loved ones’ medical needs is one way we can lend a hand to those who’ve been impacted by the storm.”

Access to free virtual visits on Virtual Health Connect can be done through an internet connection on any mobile device, tablet or desktop by visiting At the time of visit, patients can enter coupon code IRMA to have their visit free of charge.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you are able to travel to a local clinic, all St. Cloud Medical Group practice locations are open and operating with normal business hours. Walk-ins welcome and same-day appointments are often available, call 407-891-2900 for more information.

Virtual Health Connect is intended for patients who have an urgent need to see a physician for minor health concerns like sinus problems, fever, ear infections, cold and flu symptoms, allergies, migraines, stomach pain, and much more. The doctor will evaluate and diagnose the patient, and if feasible and appropriate, send prescriptions to the pharmacy—just like an in-office doctor’s appointment.