UNC Health Care providing free access to urgent care for Hurricane victims

In order to ensure care for patients in North Carolina during Hurricane Florence, UNC Health Care has announced that it will waive fees associated with its virtual care service, UNC Urgent Care 24/7, the company said.

This service from UNC Health Care provides patients with real-time access to physicians via phone, tablet or computer.

Virtual visit fees for the service will be waived for care beginning at 12:00 a.m. Friday, September 14th through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, September 16th. Patients must be physically located in North Carolina during their virtual visit as required by medical licensing regulations.

The service typically costs USD 49 or less per visit, depending on patients´ insurance. It offers simple, convenient and around-the-clock care from anywhere in North Carolina for non-emergency medical issues. Appropriate conditions include allergies, coughs, fever, headaches, nausea, insect bites, pink eye, sore throat, rash, vomiting and more.

UNC Health Care is an integrated health care system comprised of UNC Hospitals and its provider network, UNC Faculty Physicians, UNC Physicians Network, the clinical patient care programs of the UNC School of Medicine. Additional hospital entities and health care systems include UNC REX Healthcare, Chatham Hospital, Johnston Health, Pardee Hospital, Caldwell Memorial, Nash Health Care, Wayne Memorial, UNC Lenoir Health Care and UNC Rockingham Health Care.