ChristianaCare offers virtual health services to college and university students

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ChristianaCare set out to revolutionize healthcare. One of the fastest growing healthcare systems in the nation, ChristianaCare partners with two leaders in medical and therapeutic services to provide comprehensive and integrated 24/7 virtual healthcare services to colleges, universities and others institutions of higher education.

Together with PursueCare and SimpleTherapy, ChristianaCare has created a bundled healthcare product that combines the general medical services of ChristianaCare Virtual Health Centermental health and addiction treatment programs from PursueCare and hyper-personalized musculoskeletal care from SimpleTherapy.

“The future of healthcare is virtual”

Sharon Anderson, MS, RN, ANGRY

“At ChristianaCare, we know the future of healthcare is virtual,” said Sharon AndersonMS, RN, FACHE, Director of Virtual Health at ChristianaCare and President of the Center for Virtual Health at ChristianaCare.

“When college students can access medical, behavioral health, and musculoskeletal health services via their phone or laptop, from their dorm room or a private space on campus, they’ll be more likely to get help when they will need it.

“It’s about providing care for students on their terms, so they can be healthy and supported with high-quality care throughout their college experience.”

Personalized virtual health solutions will be available to students at participating higher education institutions through a personalized portal accessible from any computer or mobile device.

Students will be able to access virtual assessments, resources and treatments through modules or telemedicine sessions with approved providers.

The offer provides students with unlimited, on-demand care from a multidisciplinary team solving a multitude of conditions.

“For college and university health departments and administrators, this partnership offers a powerful new way to deliver comprehensive, affordable health solutions that benefit students,” Anderson said.

“In a highly competitive recruiting environment, these solutions are easy to implement and can add tremendous value. We are excited to partner with colleges and universities to strengthen their student health programs by creating a complete virtual care solution to meet their students’ health care needs. »

Through a single digital portal, participating students can access ChristianaCare’s Virtual Health Center internal and family medicine providers.

Students will also have the option of using PursueCareRx for their pharmacy needs.

PursueCare Joint Commission-certified mental health, psychiatric, and medication providers, as well as SimpleTherapy-certified physical therapists specializing in musculoskeletal care, acute or chronic pain management, and strength and mobility training are all accessible through the portal.

Students will also have the option of using PursueCareRx for their pharmacy needs. PursueCareRx is a competitively priced, full-service pharmacy that accepts most major insurances and ships directly to customers.

“Young adults are facing a growing mental health and addiction crisis,” said Nick Mercadante, founder and CEO of PursueCare. “Colleges and universities are often unable to respond comprehensively to the increased need, and research suggests that addiction, mental health and suicide carry significant social stigma.

“Our goal is to work in conjunction with campus health resources to provide a low-barrier solution for students that they can access privately, anytime, on their terms. Plus, our partnership with a world-class healthcare system like ChristianaCare means we can help meet the care needs of the whole person.

Personalized virtual health solutions will be available to students at participating higher education institutions through a personalized portal accessible from any computer or mobile device.

“Chronic musculoskeletal disorders have never been more prevalent, and traditional care pathways are often ineffective and expensive,” said Arpit Khemka, co-founder and CEO of SimpleTherapy.

“SimpleTherapy removes barriers for students, allowing them to take control of their musculoskeletal health, reducing their need for expensive and high-risk services, such as surgery and opioids, to manage pain. This results in higher compliance rates and more successful results.

Personalized and co-branded product

The product is designed for colleges, universities and all other higher education institutions. For a flat fee, a school will be able to offer personalized, co-branded care with school-specific content to be an extension of existing on-campus health services. It provides curated resources for quick pre-assessment, on-demand chat, and discreet, personalized access to care for students on or off campus.

Through a single digital portal, participating students can access ChristianaCare’s Virtual Health Center internal and family medicine providers.

The innovative patient portal aims to improve and strengthen the way schools provide health care solutions to their student population while reducing potential disruptions to academic and athletic activities by allowing students easy access to care from n’ anywhere.

Additionally, the offer removes social stigma and other access barriers for at-risk or potentially at-risk students, making it more likely that students will pursue treatment options and stay in school.

“It’s about providing care for students on their terms, so they can be healthy and supported with high-quality care throughout their college experience.”

— Sharon Anderson, MS, RN, ANGRY

These services are currently licensed to operate in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. License applications are pending in other states.

ChristianaCare has long been a pioneer in virtual health. Among its accomplishments, during the COVID-19 pandemic, ChristianaCare developed a virtual COVID-19 monitoring program that helped 37 businesses in 14 states reopen safely with daily symptom monitoring, testing and connections to take care of more than 10,000 employees.

Its Virtual Health Center makes receiving care extremely convenient, offering a full continuum of virtual care delivery programs. These programs include virtual primary care, specialty care programs, and a hospital-at-home program bringing hospital-level care to the patient’s home.

The Center for Virtual Health cares for thousands of patients using state-of-the-art virtual care capabilities helping patients receive care anytime, anywhere, including from the comfort of their own homes.

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