virtuwell surpasses 100,000 cases treated

As online clinic’s popularity continues to grow, consumers and businesses offer high praise for the service’s time- and money-savings

ST. PAUL, Minn.--()--virtuwell.com, an online clinic that diagnoses and treats more than 50 common everyday illnesses, announced today its nurse practitioners have treated more than 100,000 cases for consumers seeking safe and convenient care.

Those who have tried virtuwell.com have found that:

  • at a per visit cost of $45, virtuwell® delivers an average savings of $88 per visit compared to other places of care. That’s nearly $9 million is savings for 100,000 completed visits.
  • one virtuwell visit can save up to 2.5 hours, as indicated by virtuwell customers. With 100,000 completed visits, that’s more than 250,000 hours saved, or 28 years.
  • virtuwell is simple to use, according to 99.5 percent of customers.
  • they would highly recommend virtuwell to friends and family, according to 98 percent of customers.

The online and mobile-based clinic is staffed by board certified nurse practitioners, who make the diagnosis and develop the treatment plan for customers. The top condition treated through virtuwell is sinus infections, followed closely by bladder infections.

virtuwell has grown to provide online care to anyone living, working, or traveling in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Michigan since it was launched in 2010. Expansion plans are underway to bring virtuwell to additional states, health plans and consumers in 2014.

About virtuwell.com

virtuwell is a 24/7 online clinic developed by HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed nonprofit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. Designed to deliver a refreshingly simple and affordable health care experience, virtuwell treats and provides a prescription, if needed, for more than 50 common conditions like sinus and bladder infections, pink eye, minor skin conditions like acne or rashes, and more. Since its 2010 launch, virtuwell has treated more than 100,000 customers and 98 percent of patients would recommend the service to family or friends. To learn more, or try virtuwell, visit virtuwell.com.

Contacts

For virtuwell
Daniel Foss, 952-883-6545
Media pager, 651-629-0411
daniel.j.foss@healthpartners.com

Contacts

For virtuwell
Daniel Foss, 952-883-6545
Media pager, 651-629-0411
daniel.j.foss@healthpartners.com