UTICA, N.Y. – Primary Urgent Care is launching a telemedicine service so patients can have access to health care from home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Patients can access the Primary Urgent Care telemedicine portal by visiting: primaryurgentcare.com.
A short registration form must be completed to check in. Virtual visits are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
"With a telemedicine visit the patient does not risk exposure or transmitting the flu, viral gastrointestinal illness, and yes, coronavirus,” said Dr. AJ Klimek, medical director.
To use the service, patients must have access to a device with video and audio capability, such as a smartphone, tablet or computer.
If the health care provider determines the patient needs an in-person exam, they will be asked to come into a facility for an evaluation.
Telemedicine appointments can be made Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.
Primary Urgent Care is located at 1904 Genesee St. in Utica, and at 130 Albany St. in Herkimer.