(Batesville, Ark.) – White River Health System (WRHS) is proud to launch WaveLink, an online platform that allows patients to connect with a provider through a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a camera. This online platform allows patients to schedule immediate real-time video/virtual visits with a healthcare provider 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere.
Virtual visits via WaveLink are good for evaluating minor conditions such as allergies, bronchitis, cough, diarrhea, fever, migraines and headaches, pink eye, quick assessments of wounds, rash, seasonal flu, and sinus problems.
Providers can prescribe medications when deemed medically appropriate. There are, however, restrictions. Online providers must diagnose with the list of symptoms provided by patients. If a patient does not meet a particular diagnoses based on symptoms, providers will be unable to prescribe a medication for such. Providers also cannot prescribe or refill certain medications such as muscle relaxants, and/or pain medications.
Any Arkansas resident can register for a WaveLink account at WhiteRiverHealthSystem.com. After an account is established, patients will sign in each time they need to see a provider. Each visit is a flat fee of $65, which will be billed to the credit or debit card information entered during account setup. WRHS is not accepting insurance at this time for WaveLink.
“WaveLink does not serve to replace a patient’s primary care provider. Its purpose is to help when patients or their family members have a minor illness during a time when they aren’t able to see their provider,” said Gary Paxson, President and CEO of WRHS. “WaveLink will help patients avoid ER visits for minor conditions, in turn avoiding high out-of-pocket costs.”
For more information on WaveLink click here.