HQ announces healthcare partnership with RelyMDJune 17, 2015 8:36 AM
We are excited to announce that RelyMD, North Carolina’s only independent online urgent care service, is now our official telemedicine provider! As part of this partnership, RelyMD will be available to all HQ Raleigh members at a discounted rate.
A statewide online urgent care service that provides immediate, 24/7 access to board-certified doctors for both children and adults, RelyMD’s telemedicine approach allows the patient to quickly get treated by a doctor – via an Internet connection and webcam or app on a smartphone or tablet – with one of RelyMD’s 90 physicians. For minor sicknesses, injuries, and prescription refills, the platform is a time- and cost-effective alternative to emergency rooms and urgent care facilities where the visit can last for hours and often cost more than $1,000.
We're proud to offer the telemedicine service as a benefit to our growing community of entrepreneurs. Opting in to participate in the RelyMD program is optional, but it will be a huge value to emerging startups and their employees looking for affordable and convenient healthcare resources.
“We’re focused on building a supportive community for our members to develop and cultivate their ideas,” said Jason Widen, Executive Director of HQ Raleigh. “HQ Raleigh recognizes that the work-life balance line is more blurred than ever, especially for fast-paced startups and entrepreneurs. This partnership with RelyMD will allow our members to see a doctor quickly and affordably wherever they are.”
In addition to providing telemedicine service, the RelyMD team will be actively involved in the HQ Raleigh community, including some work hours in the space, guest bartending at HQ Happy Hours and building relationships with entrepreneurs during the Tuesday Jubala coffee hours.
About RelyMD: RelyMD is a statewide online urgent care service that provides 24/7 access to board-certified doctors for both children and adults via video consultation. Patients are able to see a doctor with generally less than 10-minute wait time via a web browser or the RelyMD smartphone and tablet apps. RelyMD is owned and staffed by Wake Emergency Physicians, PA, a group of 90 emergency room physicians who provide care to approximately 300,000 patients annually at hospitals throughout the region, including WakeMed Health and Hospitals. To learn more about how RelyMD works, visit www.relymd.com.