People will continue to get sick, and probably stand a greater chance of being injured, during times of extreme weather like Hurricane Florence. Healthcare organizations in areas expecting to be affected are already getting the word out that they’ll be available to help those who need medical care. UNC Health Care, a North Carolina medical network, is one of them; they’re waving their $49 fee for online urgent care services during the storm period. Free consultations will be available from noon today through 11:59 PM Sunday, September 16. Federal Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has already declared public health emergencies in North Carolina and South Carolina. Urgent care operators in the Carolinas should be aware that certain Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements will be waived or modified in order to make it easier for patients to get care. You can read more about those requirements here.
Urgent Care and Other Healthcare Organizations Are Stepping Up to Help Storm Victims