Virtual COVID-19 Screening
KSB Hospital announced a significant upgrade to its virtual care platform which will allow area residents to self-screen for the Coronavirus by answering just a few short questions. The app uses a series of symptom-based questions to determine whether virtual care is appropriate for the problem at hand, or whether in-person care, urgent care, or the Emergency Room would be the best choice. If the assessment questions indicate the condition is appropriate for virtual care, the user is connected with a KSB Medical Group clinician.
In this time of heightened concern over the spread of the Covid19 virus, KSB Care Anywhere can now provide symptom screening, and then, advice as to the need for precautionary isolation, or formal clinical testing for the disease at KSB’s drive thru location. Currently, clinical testing is reserved for individuals meeting federal guidelines related to symptoms and potential exposure to infected individuals.
In consideration of the public health importance of identifying confirmed carriers of the virus, KSB is offering Coronavirus screening through the KSB Care Anywhere app at no cost. If the 5 screening questions lead to a more lengthy assessment, a credit card will be required in order to pay for care for a diagnosis other than Covid19. Should the assessment lead to a recommendation for a specific Coronavirus test, there will be no charge for either the screening or assessment.
KSB Care Anywhere is available 24/7.