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UNITY POINT CHARGING FEES FOR SOME ONLINE DOCTOR VISITS

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DURING THE PANDEMIC, IOWANS GOT USED TO SENDING THEIR DOCTOR MESSAGES THRU A HEALTH SYSTEM’S PORTAL.

DR. PATRICIA NEWLAND, UNITY POINT HEALTH CLINIC PRESIDENT AND C-E-O, SAYS UNITY POINT HAS NOW STARTED CHARGING FEES FOR THE PORTAL USE, WITH THE COST DEPENDING ON THE COMPLEXITY OF A PATIENT’S QUESTION:

PORTAL1 OC……..WANT TO CHECK. :13

SHE SAYS MESSAGING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS INCREASED DURING THE PANDEMIC, AND HAS REMAINED POPULAR:

PORTAL2 OC,…..NON URGENT MATTERS. :05

SHE SAYS FEES WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR PRESCRIPTION REFILLS OR FOR MAKING APPOINTMENTS.