Women's healthcare should be safe and convenient — so that your mental health and physical well-being can continue to remain a top priority.
As we continue to adapt to our new reality surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we are making every effort to increase access to women’s healthcare during this challenging time. This includes keeping all of our patients safe and secure by providing a variety of virtual and telehealth options when it is possible, depending on the type of appointment or consult and the patient’s needs.
Because change can be overwhelming — and the last thing you need is added stress — we hope this guide can help simplify some of the options available to you so that your mental health and physical well-being can continue to remain a top priority.
Telemedicine consults with your provider are available for new and existing Beaches OBGYN patients using Klara, one of the nation’s leading healthcare communication platforms. Through our secure text messaging system, simply text “request telemedicine consult” to (904) 441-6725 from the comfort of your own home — or opt for the easy-to-use messenger found on our home page. You will immediately receive a verification code before sending your request, and a staff member will be in touch shortly to address any appointment needs, prescription refills, follow-up questions, and other non-emergency concerns.
Telemedicine consults are available for concerns and issues such as:
As we work to increase the availability of this messaging service, feel free to request a telemedicine consult with your provider, and we will make every effort to accommodate those requests the same day.
If you are concerned about potential coronavirus exposure or think you or a loved one may be experiencing symptoms, you can call the Baptist Health Community COVID-19 Nurse Line at (904) 302-5050.
Baptist Health Jacksonville is also offering select maternity classes virtually at no cost to patients. This includes Childbirth Preparation, Baby Care Basics, and Breastfeeding 101. Click here for more information on these online classes.
At Beaches OBGYN, we are proud to partner with Ella Telehealth to help make women’s healthcare affordable and convenient — both during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. What makes Ella different from traditional virtual healthcare is that new patients will be granted access to an experienced local women’s healthcare provider in order to increase access to urgent gynecologic care and support including contraception and STD screenings.
The added beauty of Ella is that the patient has the option to choose between synchronous or asynchronous care — meaning the provider will review any pertinent information and medical history, and if the request or concern is simple, any treatment or prescriptions can be coordinated electronically via secure messaging applications (asynchronous). Otherwise, an appointment can be made for a virtual video visit (synchronous) with the local provider at no added cost. If further care is needed, patients can be referred to see a physician in-person. Learn more at ella.health.
We look forward to getting past these uncertain times and seeing everyone’s smiling faces again. You may also continue to reach us at (904) 241-9775.
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As we continue to adapt to our new reality surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we are making every effort to increase access to women’s healthcare during this challenging time. This includes keeping all of our patients safe and secure by providing a variety of virtual and telehealth options when it is possible, depending on the type of appointment or consult
To our patients, One year ago today, we embarked on a new adventure when we relaunched our Beaches OBGYN practice as a member of the ToplineMD Alliance. Today, we celebrate that anniversary and the news that this Alliance of doctors in the state of Florida will remain in the Florida Blue network and continue to be able to serve our