BOSTON, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Well announced it has opened a telehealth medical and psychological counseling practice on its consumer service, Amwell ™, devoted to the relief of people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Medical and counseling services are rendered free of charge to people in any state that has declared a state of emergency with respect to these storms. States currently open to service on this practice include Texas, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina – and areas of availability will be updated as Hurricane Irma progresses.
For people who are still coping with the flooding and destruction of Hurricane Harvey or are evacuating to escape the threat of Irma, this service will provide on demand, live access to physicians and therapists who can help counsel individuals and families in their time of need.
"The level of adversity brought by Hurricane Harvey, and the expected wrath of Hurricane Irma, have broken all records of devastation for Atlantic hurricanes," said Roy Schoenberg, CEO of American Well, "More importantly, they have exceeded any level of preparation or disaster control by state and federal agencies and left millions of people stranded. American Well is extending these services to lend as much help as we can to people affected by the storm."
American Well had already made visits free of charge to Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas and Louisiana, and now extends these services to anyone in the Gulf region affected by these storms.
Clinical services on Amwell are provided by American Well's clinical affiliate, Online Care Group.
SOURCE American Well