ER Wait Times

ER Wait Times

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

12 min.

Jefferson Stratford Hospital

9 min.

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

6 min.

Don’t Let the Fun Times Stop for Office Visits this Summer; Use JeffConnect® Instead!

July 8, 2019

Whatever your summer plans entail, those pesky summer colds, mysterious rashes, insect bites and allergy flares can get in the way of enjoying yourself. Whether you are spending the weekend at the shore, or just aren’t feeling up to leaving the house, don’t wait until your health worsens. Beat the heat – and the summer traffic – and see your doctor over the phone with JeffConnect®!

If you are a Jefferson Health Primary & Specialty Care patient, you can take the hassle out of regular doctor visits, year-round. A few benefits of our easy-to-use telehealth service, JeffConnect, include same-day consults, having prescriptions written remotely, and being referred to a medical specialist, if needed.

Dr. Matthew Gettings, of Marlton Primary & Specialty Care, diagnoses patients via JeffConnect regularly, and agrees that it’s a great summertime tool for keeping your health on track.

“JeffConnect is incredibly useful and convenient for initial consults. With a quick video call – whether it’s over the phone or computer – you can have a thorough examination and assessment of your symptoms,” explained Dr. Gettings. “If providers feel they are unable to get enough information, they have an easy path to escalate the patient to an in-person visit. However, this is a rare occurrence.”

“If you’ve been stung by an insect, and your reaction is making you leery, or maybe your asthma has become more aggressive, you have a quick option to connect with your care team,” continued Dr. Gettings.

If your preferred primary care provider is not available, there is always another provider who is ready to jump on the call.  

If your complaint is much more severe than you originally thought, your JeffConnect provider will fast-track you to the nearest Jefferson Emergency Department.

Can’t wait to get back and soak up the sun? Let JeffConnect lead the way, and help you have a happy, healthy summer.

JeffConnect is accessible on your computer or through your mobile device – the app is free from the App Store and Google Play! Plus, visits are covered by most insurances. To learn more about JeffConnect®, click HERE or call 844-542-2273.