Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system, announced the launch of Ochsner Anywhere Care, a consumer-facing virtual visit platform for urgent care visits. In partnership with telehealth platform, American Well®, Louisianans can now connect with board-certified primary care providers for secure, live, on-demand video visits.
Availability & Pricing
Ochsner Anywhere Care is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for only $54 per visit for urgent care needs through a secure, interactive video via their smartphone, tablet or personal computer from home, work, or on the go. Ochsner Anywhere Care users can receive medical advice and treatment for low-acuity conditions like a sore throat, stomach aches, earache, and fever.
During the virtual visit, providers and patients communicate through video, and providers can diagnose, prescribe medications, as needed, and suggest follow-up care. If follow-up care or further testing is necessary, Ochsner Anywhere Care providers will refer patients back to their regular Ochsner care team – or can recommend a new Ochsner physician when a new relationship is needed.
Epic EHR Integration
Every virtual visit, an after-visit summary will be added to Epic – Ochsner’s integrated electronic health record system – so that their care team has direct access to the information.
Why It Matters
Telehealth is one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare, with about half of healthcare organizations across the country using some form of telemedicine technology and 66 percent of Americans willing to have a video visit with a doctor. 
“Ochsner has been a leader in telemedicine within the hospital setting for nearly a decade. In today’s modern healthcare landscape, we wanted to expand that concept by giving patients a variety of options that complement traditional in-person visits when considering where to go for care,” said Dr. David Houghton, Medical Director, Ochsner CareConnect 360. “Ochsner Anywhere Care offers immediate, around-the-clock access to convenient, non-emergency care services virtually via smartphone, tablet or computer from the comfort of someone’s home or office.”
Oschner expects to expand into additional specialties over time.