Starting January 1, 2020, beneficiaries of the State Health Plan have access to free virtual urgent care from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the home of the SC Telehealth Alliance. MUSC has been rapidly expanding its Virtual Urgent Care program, recognizing the power that online visits with doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners provide by literally meeting consumers where they are with personalized, high-quality medical care.
The South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA)’s decision to extend the service for free to all of its beneficiaries means that over 500,000 South Carolinians, roughly 10% of the population, now has the ability to get high-quality medical attention at the drop of a hat, from the comfort of their own homes.
“This is taking health care, taking the doctor to the people,” said the Governor. “It’s as close as your telephone.”
For more information about MUSC’s program and its relationship with PEBA, click here.