Both Local Groups Focus on Improving Patient Experience While Reducing Costs

RALEIGH, N.C.Nov. 29, 2016PRLog — RelyMD, North Carolina’s only independent virtual health service, is partnering with Piedmont Health Services, a group of eight healthcare locations serving 14 counties in the Piedmont region, to provide after-hours coverage to their patients. Beginning Dec. 1, RelyMD will be available to established patients of Scott Community Health Center in Burlington via web browser, mobile app or phone call after Scott’s physical location closes each day. Piedmont Health plans to expand this service to other Health Center locations in 2017.

A statewide virtual health service that provides 24/7/365 access to board-certified emergency medicine doctors for both children and adults, RelyMD’s web and mobile-based service allows patients to quickly obtain high-quality medical care – via computer, smartphone, tablet, or phone call – with one of RelyMD’s 100 Raleigh-based physicians.

The partnership allows Piedmont Health to continue focusing on its mission to provide comprehensive healthcare services and education to all in the community, with special emphasis on those who previously haven’t received proper healthcare or who lacked access to services. By offering RelyMD’s services, Piedmont Health is able to add after-hours care to a list of patient-focused benefits provided by the group and support their motto that “healthy citizens make for a healthy community.”

“Our patients are our number one priority and anything we can do to improve their healthcare experience is of vital importance to us,” from Abigail DeVries, MD, Medical Director at Piedmont Health Services. “Partnering with RelyMD allows our patients access to quality healthcare at a reduced rate when our locations are closed for the day.”

“As a Triangle-based company, RelyMD is thrilled to partner with Piedmont Health, another local company so focused on improving healthcare for their patients,” said Dr. Bobby Park, co-founder of RelyMD. “Both of our groups have goals of providing exemplary medical care, facilitating a great patient experience and reducing costs. We look forward to working with Piedmont Health’s patients and delivering top-notch care when their regular doctor may not be available.”

Established patients of Piedmont Health’s Scott Community Health Center will be able to access RelyMD for just $40 per visit. More information is available at: http://relymd.com/piedmont/.

About RelyMD: RelyMD is a statewide virtual health service that provides 24/7 access to board-certified emergency medicine doctors for both children and adults via video consultation. Patients are able to seek treatment from a doctor with an average wait time of less than 10 minutes via web browser or mobile app. RelyMD is owned and staffed by Wake Emergency Physicians, PA, a group of 100 emergency medicine physicians who provide care to approximately 300,000 patients annually at hospitals throughout the region. To learn more about how RelyMD works, visit www.relymd.com.

About Piedmont Health: Piedmont Health was founded in 1970 by a group of health care professionals at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and local community members concerned with access to primary healthcare in the community. Known then as Orange-Chatham Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (OCCHS), the agency was organized to provide comprehensive healthcare services and education to all in the community, with special emphasis on those who weren’t receiving proper healthcare and who lacked access to services. For over 44 years, we have been committed to helping change the lives of everyone in our communities, whether that’s through our medical services, dental care, on-site pharmacy, nutrition counseling or disease management. With eight convenient locations, serving 14 counties in the Piedmont region, the health of you and your family is our top priority. Our designated service areas are: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Lee, Orange, Person, and Randolph counties.