Beaufort Memorial Hospital providers offering video office visits

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Patients who want to schedule a visit with their Beaufort Memorial primary care provider or specialist are now able to see their provider by video instead of coming into the office. Visits can be scheduled for a variety of issues, including well care, medication check/refill, chronic disease management and sick visits.

“We understand the importance of social distancing and mitigating unnecessary exposure to patients and staff in order to stop the spread of COVID-19,”BMH Vice President of Physician Services Chris Ketchie said. “Video visits offer patients a way to safely schedule and keep appointments with their providers.”

The service is available through the hospital’s telemedicine service BMH Care Anywhere. A camera-enabled computer, tablet or smart phone is needed in order to use the service. Download detailed instructions about how to access the service and initiate a scheduled video visit at www.beaufortmemorial.org/VirtualVisitHowTo.

Practices offering scheduled video visits through the service currently include:

Beaufort Memorial Primary Care, 843-522-7600

Bluffton Primary Care, 843-706-8690

Heart Specialists, 843-770-0404

Lady’s Island Internal Medicine, 843-522-7240

Lowcountry Medical Group (Primary Care, Gastroenterology, Gynecology), 843-770-0404

May River Primary Care, 843-706-2287

Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, 843-522-7820

Oncology Specialists, 843-522-7350

Orthopaedic Specialists, 843-522-7100 (Midtown Dr., Beaufort); 843-524-3015 (Ribaut Rd., Beaufort; Bluffton)

Radiation Oncology, 843-522-7800

Sea Island Psychiatry, 843-522-5600

Surgical Specialists, 843-524-8171

“Several of our primary care practices are currently accepting new patients,” said Ketchie. “If you don’t currently have a primary care provider, this is an excellent opportunity to establish a relationship.”

Patients should first call the practice office to schedule their virtual visit. While most major insurance plans are covering scheduled telemedicine visits, the provider’s office will be able to verify coverage at the time the appointment is scheduled.

To learn more about BMH Care Anywhere, download the app or visit www.bmhcareanywhere.org.