NowClinic online care, an offering of OptumHealth
, facilitates access to secure, real-time interactions to a network of physicians via the Internet. Individuals can connect with a physician on their computers using secure live chat – and even converse face-to-face using webcams. Through NowClinic, doctors can review health concerns and symptoms, discuss medications and refer patients to health care facilities for further treatment when necessary. By leveraging technology in a new way, NowClinic increases access to care for patients at times when clinics are typically closed, such as nights and weekends, and it allows patients who are unable to visit a doctor’s office access to care as well.
OptumHealth is part of Optum, a leading information and technology-enabled health services company dedicated to making the health system work better for everyone. OptumHealth is a leader in population health management, helping 60 million Americans navigate the health care system, finance their health care needs and achieve their health and well-being goals. OptumHealth supports the physical, mental and financial health of individuals with solutions offered through employers, health plans, public sector programs and health care providers. Visit www.optum.com or http://www.optumhealth.com for more information.