IRMA: Florida Hospital eCare Urgent Care free through Tuesday

Last Updated: Saturday, September 09, 2017, 5:08 PM EDT

In light of Hurricane Irma, Florida Hospital is making its eCare Urgent Care service free statewide through Tuesday.

eCare is an urgent care video service, providing face-to-face care over your mobile device with Centra Care doctors or nurse practitioners.

To do it, download the eCare Urgent Care app from the Apple app story or Google play, and set up a personal or family account.

Florida Hospital providers will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. everyday until the storm subsides. 

Users can get tele-health consultations for issues like:

  • Skin conditions
  • Minor injuries
  • Lower back pain
  • Infections
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Allergies
  • Coughs, colds, bronchitis and flu
  • Sinus upper respiratory infections
  • Pink eye

This service is usually $49, but Florida Hospital is waiving that fee for eCare visits now through Tuesday, Sept. 12.

More information is available on the Florida Hospital website.

Many Florida Hospital emergency departments are still open, but the Adventist group says Florida Hospital New Smyrna and Florida Hospital Oceanside will close because they are in an evacuation zone in Volusia County.

All Florida Hospital Centra Care locations close Saturday at 5 p.m. and will stay closed through Monday, Sept. 11. The exception is the Lake Buena Vista Centra Care, which will close at 8 p.m.