HU Offers Telehealth Services to Undergraduates
Starting in the fall 2019 semester, Huntington University undergraduate students will have access to health care through ForesterCare, a telehealth program powered by Timely MD.
Through this service, students will have one point of contact at any time and from anywhere that offers access to board certified physicians and licensed counselors for medical or mental health concerns. Since ForesterCare is an online service, students will be able to consult with highly-qualified doctors and counselors without having to schedule appointments within set business hours or arranging rides to clinics.
Huntington University students will have 24/7 access to care year-round, including when they are on breaks from classes. If a student is in crisis, they can have immediate access to a therapist through a service called Therapy Now.
“ForesterCare is a game-changer for our students,” said Dr. Ron Coffey, vice president for student life. “They will have access to physicians and counseling resources when they need it most, regardless of the day or time. We are so pleased to be able to offer greater access to these types of care for our students.”
If a student needs more help than a ForesterCare doctor or counselor can provide remotely, the doctor or counselor will use a comprehensive list of local Huntington providers and refer the student for further assessment or care. ForesterCare doctors will also be able to send prescriptions directly to the student’s preferred pharmacy.
Students will pay a minimal fee each semester for the ForesterCare service. Included with that payment are unlimited consultations with a physician and up to six consultations with a counselor per semester. They may schedule additional counseling consultations on a per-visit fee system.
For more information on ForesterCare, please visit Huntington University’s custom page at Forester.Care.