Telehealth service can connect patients to providers during Christmas, New Year holidays
FREMONT – Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial’s MedNow telehealth service, which can be used to link patients via video with providers anywhere in Michigan with an Internet connection, is stepping into the gap this Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Both those holidays fall on Mondays and Gerber Memorial’s walk-in clinics in Fremont and Newaygo will be closed during those two holidays.
MedNow allows people to connect with a Spectrum Health physician or advanced practice provider through a smartphone, laptop, tablet or personal computer. The service can be accessed at myhealth.spectrumhealth.org, or using a free downloadable app on a smartphone that allows even quicker, more convenient access. For questions about MedNow, call: 844-322-7374.
Patients can typically set up appointments in a few minutes, and be connected to a provider that same day.
Gerber Memorial’s Convenient Care Walk-In Clinics are at 204 West Main Street in Fremont, which is usually open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Mondays to Fridays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and at 211 West Pine Lake Drive in Newaygo, which is open Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In cases of medical emergencies, people are advised to call 911. Gerber Memorial’s Emergency Department is open 24 hours, seven days a week.