Healthcare in Hawaii: UHA Members Can See a Doctor Online

DOCNow Virtual Healthcare Centers has joined UHA Health Insurance’s provider network, giving UHA members the opportunity to now see a doctor from the comfort of their home or place of work, the company announced this week.

DOCNow is touted as being Hawaii’s leader in convenient, affordable, and quality telemedicine and offers Hawaii residents the ability to see a Hawaii-licensed, Hawaii-located physician 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. via smartphone, tablet or computer.

“We’re really excited to offer our over 56,000 members a more convenient way to access medical care,” said Howard Lee, president and CEO of UHA. “With the growing population and declining number of primary care doctors statewide, we are pleased to welcome DOCNow as our initial provider of telemedicine services. This is a great benefit for members — especially those on the neighbor islands — with medical problems that could easily be diagnosed and handled with a telemedicine appointment.”

We’re told that DOCNow is now able to treat a wide range of minor and common illnesses in patients of all ages.

“Our new partnership with UHA represents a breakthrough in giving the community unprecedented access to the highest quality medical care,” said Dr. Jim Barahal, co-founder of DOCNow Virtual Healthcare Centers.  “UHA has always been one of the biggest supporters of Hawaii providers and their willingness to partner with DOCNow confirms their mission to provide the best care and increased access for their members.”

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