LEXINGTON, Ky. — Lexington Clinic announced Wednesday it will offer established patients the opportunity to schedule virtual visits with their provider. They may also reach out to their providers via the patient portal.
“At Lexington Clinic, the health and safety of our patients, providers and staff is our top priority,” said Dr. Andrew Henderson, CEO of Lexington Clinic. “We know that in the current COVID-19 scenario, many of our patients have ongoing medical needs, as well as the need for routine care. As we follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep our facilities safe and healthy, we understand the apprehension some of our patients may feel about visiting a healthcare facility at this time, especially those in higher risk categories. Hence, we have implemented telehealth services as an option for our patients to continue to provide high quality healthcare, while being sensitive to their concerns with regards to maintaining social distancing.”
The following specialties now offer telehealth services:
- Primary care (all locations, including Lexington, Richmond, Jessamine County and Woodford County)
- Medical Oncology
“For the past 100 years, Lexington Clinic has focused on providing the best care for our patients by working together to do what is right for them,” said Henderson. “Our telehealth initiative is one such example of caring for our patients. As of yesterday, our providers have performed 271 virtual visits with the same compassionate care and perfect patient experience that Lexington Clinic is known for.”
As a reminder, guidelines implemented at all Lexington Clinic facilities and associate practices include:
- Screening patients before they enter.
- Limiting guests to one per patient and screening them as well.
- Asking patients who are experiencing symptoms of high fever, cough and/or shortness of breath to call the facility before arriving/entering to determine the best treatment option and/or if testing is necessary. Patients with these symptoms may be directed to a separate testing location as well.
For the most current updates, please visit our website at www.Lexingtonclinic.com