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There’s An App For That: Finding Healthcare During A Hurricane Just Got Easier

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
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The Florida Channel
A new app can give patients direct access to their doctors during hurricanes.

The Nemours CareConnect app can connect Florida families with medical help every day of the week, 24 hours a day during hurricane season, which officially started June 1. 

Amanda Leite’s daughter got sick during Hurricane Irma and they couldn’t leave their house to get to a doctor. She used the app to video conference with her daughter’s doctors.

“She asked me to weigh her and I weighed her. And then she asked me to press on her stomach and then we used a video chat on the app to look at her throat.”

Leite says doctors were able to determine the medicine and dosage her daughter needed. A co-pay is required.

Nemours says parents should still dial 911 during a medical emergency.