Publix, BayCare Team Up to Launch First Telehealth Center

Imagine if people were able to see a doctor and pick-up medications while doing their grocery shopping? That is all possible through a collaboration between Publix and BayCare Health System.

The details of the partnership were shared with MHW on Tuesday morning.

According to a provided media release, Publix and BayCare teamed up to launch Walk-In Care provided by BayCare that will be available at 26 in-store Publix Pharmacy locations by the end of the year. The telehealth center features a private room where shoppers can receive non-urgent medical care from board-certified physicians through teleconferencing and medical diagnostic equipment.

The kiosk, which is interactive and user-friendly, allows patients to easily enter their symptoms and work with medical tools such as thermometers, otoscopes, blood pressure cuffs and high definition cameras to help doctors make an accurate diagnosis. Publix Pharmacy support staff are available to assist patients, if needed. Click here to watch VIDEO.

“We are excited to bring access to high-quality, compassionate care through this convenient and innovative technology,” said Glenn Waters, executive vice president and chief operating officer at BayCare Health System. “Our goal is to improve the health of our community by helping individuals access the right level of care in the right place. Our collaboration with Publix helps us do just that.”

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