Franciscan Health System, Inc. owns and operates hospitals, primary-care and specialty-care clinics, same-day surgery centers, dialysis centers, occupational health and physical therapy clinics, and centers for advanced medicine in women’s care. It also offers physicians and other professional providers, heart and vascular services, and in-home and inpatient hospice and palliative services. In addition, the company provides services in the areas of animal assisted therapy, audiology, cancer care, chronic pain management, clinical pastoral education, community, continence, critical care, day surgery, diabetes care, diagnostic imaging, dialysis, emergency, family birth, family medicine, GI lab...
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.