CHI Franciscan Health owns and operates hospitals. It offers services in the areas of animal assisted therapy, antimicrobial stewardship programs, audiology, bariatric surgery, breast health, cancer, childbirth and pregnancy, chronic pain management, clinical pastoral education, community, continence, continuing care network, critical care, diabetes care, diagnostic imaging, dialysis, emergency, family birth, family medicine, gamma knife, GI laboratory and endoscopy, gynecology, heart, home health, hospice and palliative care, and hyperbaric medicine. The company also provides incontinence, inpatient acute rehabilitation, intensive care, internal medicine, joints, kidney health, laboratory, ...
1717 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Founded in 1891
Franciscan Health System Launches Virtual Urgent Care
Sep 16 13
Franciscan Health System introduced Franciscan Virtual Urgent Care, a healthcare service that allows anyone in Franciscan's service area to receive care for a wide range of common conditions 24/7 via phone or video chat on smartphone, tablet or PC. Franciscan offers the full spectrum of primary and specialty care, and now virtual urgent care extends that same quality care to the public any time of day or night, from the comfort of their own home. Franciscan Virtual Urgent Care will cost $35 per visit, which is less than the cost of an average office visit and a fraction of the average cost of an emergency room visit. Patients using Virtual Urgent Care will have access to board-certified doctors and nurse practitioners for after-hours medical diagnosis, treatment planning and prescriptions, if appropriate. Since Virtual Urgent Care is not yet covered by insurance, Franciscan is keeping the price low so that the service is affordable and accessible to the public as part of its mission to create healthier communities.