BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Dec. 6, 2010 – HealthPartners today extended the availability of virtuwell.com, the new 24/7 online clinic, to Wisconsin.
Introduced to Minnesota in late October, virtuwell offers online diagnosis, treatment, and even prescriptions for 30 common conditions, all in about 30 minutes. Experienced nurse practitioners are available day and night to treat adults and children for conditions such as cold, cough and allergy, sinus infections, ear pain, yeast and urinary tract infections, and minor skin conditions like acne and dermatitis.
The service is now available to all living in, working in or traveling to Wisconsin or Minnesota. No appointment is necessary and you do not need to be a HealthPartners health plan member. Each visit costs $40 or less, depending on the customers insurance coverage. The list of participating insurers will be updated regularly at virtuwell.com.
“We’ve been delighted by the response to virtuwell and the feedback we’ve heard from customers about the experience,” said Kevin Palattao, vice president, virtuwell. “Were pleased to extend this new option for affordable, high-quality care to Wisconsin, and we look forward to adding additional locations in the future.”
HealthPartners Medical Group
HealthPartners family of care includes the HealthPartners Medical Group and Clinics, a 700 physician multi-specialty practice serving patients at more than 50 HealthPartners, RiverWay and North Suburban clinics and at Regions Hospital, Hudson Hospital and Clinics and Westfields Hospital. Founded in 1957, the HealthPartners family of health care companies serves 1.3 million medical and dental health plan members nationwide and is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation, providing care, coverage, research and education to improve the health of members, patients and the community.