Gritman Medical Center in Moscow has launched a new app to assess people who are concerned that they may have coronavirus.
Anyone who is concerned that they may have the virus can now text “COVID19” to 208-295-5080 to receive a link to the hospital’s new online assessment tool. That app will evaluate symptoms, travel history and potential exposure to infected patients as well as other demographic data to determine whether a coronavirus test is warranted.
If the screening tool determines that a person is at risk they will automatically be added to a queue monitored by nurses on Gritman’s new coronavirus hotline. A nurse will then call the individual for further evaluation and for possible direction to a screening tent or a Gritman clinic to use telehealth technology to visit with a doctor and medical providers.