Concentra Announces 2021 Expansion of Telemedicine
Occupational telemedicine now available in Alabama, Mississippi, and West Virginia
Addison, Texas (October 4, 2021) – Concentra®, the nation’s leader in occupational medicine, has expanded its telemedicine footprint by making its video health platform, Concentra Telemed®, available in Alabama, Mississippi, and West Virginia.
Since 2017, Concentra Telemed has been utilized by employers of all sizes and in many industries as a treatment option for employees with occupational injuries. The telemedicine solution provides workforces access to Concentra’s nationwide staff of licensed clinicians. These clinicians specialize in treating employees with occupational injuries or illnesses. Concentra Telemed clinicians are also adept at providing treatment using secure, video-chat technology.
Since its launch, employers have found Concentra Telemed to be a valuable and reliable alternative to in-person care provided at a Concentra medical center. The exceptional care experienced by injured employees who have utilized Concentra Telemed reinforces the stance that integrating telemedicine into a workers’ compensation program can be highly advantageous to both employers and their employees.
“Telemedicine continues to be a great option for patient care in terms of efficiency, access, and quality for the right injury,” said Ann Schnure, Concentra vice president of telemedicine operations. “It (telemedicine) allows injured employees who are not comfortable with an in-person visit to be seen.”
Concentra Telemed is used to treat employees with certain initial work injuries such as grade I/II strains and sprains, repetitive-use injuries, and bloodborne pathogen exposures. Injured employees also use the telemedicine platform to receive injury rechecks and attend physical therapy sessions.
In 2020, Concentra expanded the platform’s capabilities to offer additional video health services such as a return-to-work evaluation following a diagnosis of or potential exposure to COVID-19. Employers also have the option to transfer care of an injured employee from another care provider to Concentra, allowing the injured employee to use Concentra Telemed to resume treatment.
With the latest expansion, Concentra’s occupational telemedicine presence now spans 42 states and Washington, D.C.
Concentra, a division of Select Medical, is a leading health care company focused on improving the health of America’s workforce, one patient at a time. Through its managed practice groups and affiliated clinicians, the company currently provides occupational medicine, urgent care, physical therapy, and wellness services from nearly 520 medical centers nationwide. In addition to these medical center locations, Concentra also serves employers by providing a broad range of health advisory services and operating more than 130 onsite medical facilities.