Saturday, December 8, 2018

Your next VA appointment could be at WalMart?

So, you need to check on your health and then since you're already there, do some shopping? That is what the VA has come up with for rural veterans, because, as they said, “Ninety percent of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart,” Scher said. 

Online VA medical appointments expanding to Walmart sites, VFW posts

“Virtual care is the future of medicine,” he told the conference crowd. “It is our most powerful emerging tool. Ultimately it will improve and ease access for millions of Americans.” 
The partnership with Walmart will be a pilot program to put telemedicine stations specifically for veteran customers at stores in rural areas (exact locations have yet to be announced.) 
Patients will be able to check in to a private room and video conference with VA medical specials across the country, covering both basic checkups and specialty appointments like dermatology consults or mental health care support.

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