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Get Convenient Care When You Need It

Cold, wet weather seems to coincide with a variety of health concerns such as colds, bronchitis or sinus infections becoming worse. Fortunately, you can get the care you need anywhere, using your computer, tablet or smart phone.

“An E-Visit is a convenient option for minor ailments,” said Kristy Jessop, MD, of Samaritan Infectious Disease.  “E-Visits allow you to find out what your symptoms mean and whether medication or other treatment is needed. All without leaving your home or office.”

With a MyChart E-Visit, you answer online questions about your health concerns and then connect with a Samaritan provider who can determine whether you need prescription medication or a referral to more specialized care. You must be signed up for the online, secure patient portal, MyChart, to do an E-Visit.

Many Health Issues Qualify for an E-Visit

  • Cold, cough, flu.
  • Sinus problems.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Back pain.
  • Cold sore.
  • Constipation, diarrhea.
  • Rash, poison oak.
  • Minor burns, sunburn.
  • Pink eye.
  • Urinary tract infections.
  • Sore throat.
  • Shingles.
  • And more.

“While an E-Visit does not replace an annual check-up with your doctor, it can be a helpful solution for those times throughout the year when a minor illness hampers your day,” Dr. Jessop said.

The MyChart patient portal is a secure, convenient way to stay informed about your care, communicate with your health care providers, pay your bills and much more. Samaritan patients are welcome to sign up at