CareHere and Scioto Advantage health centers have announced the opening of their second location, now offering free virtual health services and check-ups to staff of the Paint Valley Local School District in Bainbridge, Ohio.
The CareHere eHealth Center -- called Scioto Advantage (Paint Valley) -- opened on Aug. 21 offering an on-site registered nurse and a full-time remote physician to provide acute and primary care, care coordination, chronic condition management and health coaching, as well as some occupational health services.
One of the most exciting new technologies found at the eHealth Center is a magnification camera, which the on-site nurse will use to exam the patient at the physician’s direction and instantly transmit high-definition images and data back to the physician. This allows the physician to see much closer and gives a precise measurements for the patient’s record. Kay Van Der Vaart, senior account executive for CareHere, said the magnification tool is so helpful that physicians have asked to use it in other exams.
These services are available to employees of Paint Valley schools and their families who sign up for the district’s Scioto Health Plan insurance. The Scioto Health Plan, in partnership with Scioto Advantage and CareHere, provides health centers to give access to care for acute and chronic health conditions. Scioto Health Plan members, their spouses and dependents two years of age and older covered on the medical plan, can access care for a sore throat, or the flu, and help with high blood pressure, diabetes or other concerns. CareHere also provides annual physicals, health coaching, lab work and more.
To get care, associates and their family members can easily schedule an appointment online, on the CareHere App, or can call CareHere’s Patient Support Center toll free. Appointments can be the same-day or in the future. The nurses in the health center welcome patients, take their vitals, and gather symptoms and health concerns information. The nurse then connects with the doctor through secure video chat and facilitates assessment of the patient by the doctor. Patients are prescribed any needed medications at the pharmacy of their choice.
Scioto Advantage (Paint Valley) welcomes the clinic’s second location, following the Scioto Advantage Health and Wellness Center in New Boston, Ohio, which opened in 2017. The New Boston center serves nearly 2,600 associates and their family members through a dedicated on-site health center that is staffed with physicians, advanced practice professionals and nurses who dispense medications to associates and their families.
The Scioto Advantage (Paint Valley) eHealth Center is located inside Paint Valley Local School District, at 7454 U.S. Route 50, in Bainbridge, Ohio, and it is open on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.