SAN ANGELO, TX — It’s called ‘Shannon On Demand’ and it's a 24 hour service that you can access right from your phone or computer instead of having to drive just to sit in a waiting room.
It's a doctor visit right from the comfort of your home.
"Minor medical needs such as a cough, a sore throat, a headache, fever, chills, symptoms,” said Anna Pittman, Shannon’s chief nursing officer.
She says the service offers what a typical urgent care clinic would.
Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
"You do not need an appointment to be seen, so you just create an account and immediately select a physician," said Pittman.
A patient can provide their health history through either the Shannon on demand app or their desktop computer.
"From the initiation of the visit to the close on average is about 6 minutes," said Pittman.
She says they're hoping to help those in surrounding Concho Valley towns.
"What we're trying to do is improve access to care in rural counties and communities," said Pittman.
And in the midst of a national opioid crisis, Shannon says they will not risk someone’s health over convenience.
"The law does not allow providers to prescribe opioids over Shannon on demand,” said Pittman.
It has to be face to face.
Shannon says they're the first medical center in the region to offer virtual doctor visits like this.