MDLive And Telemedicine Reach Out With Compassion
In response to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, telemedicine services are now being offered as support for all individuals directly impacted. Today, MDLive, a leading provider of telemedicine services will offer free online behavioral health counseling sessions and will be available until March 31.
Individuals may call MDLIVE’s dedicated hotline at 888-959-9516 and provide the code “MDLIVECARES” for a session at no charge. Sessions will be conducted via phone or video. Individuals impacted by Wednesday’s tragedy are encouraged to talk to a behavioral health counselor to work through the grief caused by these events. Symptoms of grief may occur shortly after a tragedy or take several days or weeks to surface. Behavioral Health experts at MDLive encourage individuals and their families to look out for these common warning signs of distress:
- Fear or anxiety of leaving home or being in a public place
- Nightmares and/or recent change in sleep patterns
- Frequent and bothersome thoughts of the event
- Depressed mood or social isolation
“For us, it was a simple and immediate response. Our hearts and resources go out the countless victims of this event and we are standing by to provide responsive and important care.” Rich Berner, CEO
Both telemedicine and the ability to with healthcare providers are emerging as essential resources for individuals in need. From issues of distance to confidentiality, telephone and video consultations are proving to be highly effective in addressing urgent and chronic physical and mental health issues. MDLive’s virtual consultations are provided through the company’s HIPAA and PHI-compliant secure, cloud-based platform from home or on the go.
Read the full article at forbes.com.