Publix Pharmacy and Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) recently unveiled the supermarket’s first two in-store Walk-In Care centers in South Carolina, with locations in Beaufort and Bluffton. The Beaufort clinic is located in the Lady’s Island store at 61 Lady’s Island Dr.
At the telehealth sites, patients can speak directly with a board-certified provider via video conferencing technology. The provider can direct the patient to use the available medical tools to make a diagnosis and write prescriptions that can be picked up at the pharmacy. Visits are $59 and do not require an appointment.
In order to familiarize local residents with the new clinics, BMH and Publix Pharmacy will be hosting an open house in the store from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through March 21. Staff will be on hand to offer free demonstrations of the technology.
Powered by the hospital’s BMH Care Anywhere online virtual care service, each telehealth center features a private room with teleconferencing and medical diagnostic equipment, including stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, high-definition cameras and other tools necessary for common diagnoses.
For more information, visit BeaufortMemorial.org/PublixWalkInCare.