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IU Health app offers virtual coronavirus screenings



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A phone displaying the sign-up and login page for the IU Health app is pictured March 10 in Gresham Dining Hall. An IU Health app started offering free COVID-19 screenings last weekend through a virtual clinic, according to an IU Health press release. Izzy Myszak

An IU Health app started offering free COVID-19 screenings last weekend through a virtual clinic, according to an IU Health press release. The app, IU Health Virtual Visit, is staffed 24/7 with IU Health physicians, advance practice providers and registered nurses. 

Patients can use the app to be screened for the coronavirus from home, which can potentially eliminate the need to visit a physical doctor’s office, urgent care or emergency room, according to the release. The app's team can recommend and facilitate appropriate steps for care and provide direct access to local hospitals and medical care. 

The app encourages users to answer questions about their medical history and any underlying conditions they have before being connected to a medical professional through video chat. 

The app can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play and can also be accessed through the website on computers or mobile devices. 

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