TUSKEGEE, Alabama & TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 9, 2022–
Tuskegee University, a leading historic black college and university (HBCU), has partnered with virtual health company OnMed to deploy a personalized OnMed Care Station on the Tuskegee campus. The Tuskegee OnMed Care Station provides Tuskegee students, faculty, and staff with extended access to most primary care services and reinforces the University’s commitment to improving the student experience through a expanded access to quality health care and complements their current student health center service.
Tuskegee’s investment in the OnMed virtual care platform is consistent with the goals and objectives of the University’s strategic plan. Additionally, thanks to the Tuskegee leadership of the Center for Rural Health and Economic Equity, the OnMed Care Station will be available at no cost to citizens of the community and Macon County.
Tuskegee University President Dr. Charlotte P. Morris commented on Tuskegee’s investment in the OnMed Care Station and telehealth services: “Tuskegee University has a long history of providing care trusted healthcare provider in rural spaces across the state of Alabama and around the world,” she said. “Hosting the first-ever OnMed Care Station in the state of Alabama is another positive step Tuskegee University has taken to build on our community and strategic partnerships in delivering healthcare after hours and on weekends to students and residents of Tuskegee. We hope this pilot station will expand across Alabama’s black belt counties and provide health services to even more residents.
Tuskegee University’s OnMed Care Station features a fully custom Tuskegee University-branded exterior and is prominently displayed in the atrium of the Margaret Murray Washington Hall building, just inside the Lincoln Gates of the University’s campus Tuskegee. Students, faculty and staff as well as the general public can access the care station, providing patients with a quality health care option as well as normal student health center daytime hours. OnMed clinicians work with the University Health Center to coordinate necessary follow-up or extended care required. OnMed clinicians can prescribe medications via electronic prescriptions at the time of visit to the local pharmacy.
Regarding OnMed’s partnership with Tuskegee University, Tom Vanderheyden, CEO of OnMed, said, “We couldn’t be more excited and proud of our partnership with Tuskegee University. They represent the best reflection of our mission and our raison d’être and certainly of the quality of the partners we aspire to have. We are committed to working with Tuskegee leaders and their broader constituents to advance the fundamentals of access and affordability in the region and country, and to provide a valued healthcare experience for their students, teachers and staff.
About Tuskegee University
Tuskegee University was founded in 1881 and remains one of the nation’s leading historic black colleges and universities. The University has been a pioneer and leader in educating and advancing awareness and progress of both social and historical significance. In 1965, Tuskegee University was declared a National Historic Landmark for the significance of its academic programs, its role in higher education for African Americans, and its status in United States history. Today, the University enrolls over 3,000 students and employs over 800 faculty and staff. Tuskegee University is consistently ranked among the top universities in the nation.
OnMed is an innovative leader in the virtual care space offering primary care and emergency care through its patented OnMed Care Station and Virtual Medical Center. OnMed uses a proprietary system of diagnostic and interactive technologies to deliver a highly personalized patient consultation and treatment experience designed to replicate a traditional in-office clinical visit. The OnMed virtual care platform has the ability to dispense over-the-counter and prescription medications at the time of visit or prescribe medications online at a preferred pharmacy depending on local regulatory requirements. OnMed partners with provider systems and local payers to provide member referrals and reimbursement. OnMed actively works with governments and public entities, payers, provider systems, colleges and universities, large employers, and high-traffic locations to deliver a high-quality, affordable healthcare experience through its platform. -form of exclusive virtual care. OnMed’s full-service virtual care platform offers a unique and substantial alternative to the challenges of building and deploying traditional brick-and-mortar primary care clinics and the operational and staffing requirements required.
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