Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) has entered into a three-year agreement with Telescope Health, an innovator in offering value-based health care solutions, to provide telemedicine services to patients throughout the Lowcountry.
The partnership marks the latest expansion for Telescope Health and represents their initial footprint in South Carolina.
“We’re committed to improving the quality of life in the Lowcountry and that includes providing easy to access care when and where it is needed,” said Russell Baxley, Beaufort Memorial president and CEO. “As we continue to innovate and improve services for the community, this new partnership with Telescope Health will help us ensure that our patients’ needs are met.”
Patients seeking urgent care through the 24/7 BMH Care Anywhere platform via the app, the BMHCareAnywhere.org website, or kiosks at select Publix locations in the Lowcountry will now be cared for by one of the board-certified physicians on the Telescope Health team.
The BMH Care Anywhere platform, launched in 2018 as the area’s first consumer telehealth service, will now be enhanced with the addition of Telescope Health staff offering real-time advice for acute symptoms, connecting patients with Beaufort Memorial providers for any necessary follow-up care, and providing prescriptions when appropriate.
“We’re passionate about addressing access to care concerns and our services will integrate seamlessly into Beaufort Memorial’s established tradition of doing just that,” said Telescope Health co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Matthew Thompson. “We’re truly honored to support patients in this region by offering them flexible consultation options during their healthcare journey.”