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