Carenet Health In The News
Carenet have seen massive increases over the last 2 weeks. The nurse lines have seen a 60% uptick in calls, and at the same time, there has been a 1,600% increase in calls about the new coronavirus worked by clinical teams.
Seven weeks ago, Carenet Health wasn’t fielding calls about COVID-19. It was, however, expanding its capabilities and manpower long before the novel coronavirus outbreak in China turned into a pandemic.
A telehealth VP describes the concerns and trends her team is hearing from an influx of worried patients.
Uninsured Inland Empire residents now have access to medical advice 24/7 through the Inland Empire COVID-19 Medline, thanks to a collaboration between Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), 211 Riverside and San Bernardino County, Riverside and San Bernardino County Public Health, and Carenet Health.
Officials plan to vaccinate 9,000 people this week at WellMed senior centers on the South and West sides, following the efforts of a group of City councilwomen and other supporters to bring mass inoculation sites to the parts of San Antonio worst ravaged by the coronavirus.
As WellMed begins its second week offering another 9,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine to people in some of the hardest-hit parts of town, the telephone hotline that’s helping people register for an appointment continues to be overwhelmed with hundreds of thousands of calls a day.