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Essentia Health offers on-demand video visits

Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd entrance
Essentia Health-St Joseph's Medical Center shown here Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

Essentia Health is now offering 24/7 on-demand video visits.

This new feature allows Essentia Health patients to start a video visit on demand for issues they would normally see a provider at a walk-in clinic about, even outside of normal walk-in clinic hours.

Patients can access these visits via their MyHealth/MyChart account by selecting the “24/7 Visit On Demand” option. This service is available only to existing patients who have a MyHealth/MyChart account.

These on-demand video visits should not be used for emergencies or life-threatening medical situations. Some things like diagnosing strep throat, however, can be started via this on-demand video visit to shorten the time the patient spends at the walk-in clinic.

“COVID-19 has really changed the landscape of health care, and we are continually adjusting to ensure we are providing the highest level of care for our patients, when and how they need it,” Amy Ratajczak, a walk-in provider, said in a news release.


Visit EssentiaHealth.org online for more information on the visit options available.

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