Atrium Health Offers Free Virtual Visits During Hurricane Dorian

09.05.2019 Atrium Health Alert

For minor illnesses, current and new patients affected can access medical care 24/7

CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 5, 2019 – Atrium Health is now offering free Virtual Visits for those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. The healthcare system’s highest priority is the safety and well-being of its patients and communities now, and through the duration of the storm. Those suffering from minor injuries and illnesses such as cold and flu, pinkeye, or urinary tract infections for females, can choose a video visit, which will allow them to speak with a medical provider from the comfort and safety of their home – for free.

“Patients, along with friends and loved ones who are taking shelter far from their homes, probably have many questions and concerns. By offering free Virtual Visits, Atrium Health hopes their health will be one less thing to worry about during this time,” said Atrium Health’s David Cosenza, MD, Specialty Medical Director, Virtual Visit. “We are here to take care of those who fall ill during this time and are here to ensure patients have this technology available, at no cost, should they need it.”

By being one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, Atrium Health is able to waive the regular fee for Virtual Visits completed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, starting today, September 5. Patients will need to use the coupon code DORIAN to receive this discount.

Virtual Care is a video visit that connects patients with a medical provider within minutes, for live, face-to-face expert care. It’s easy, convenient and secure, and not appointment is necessary. Current and new patients can log on 24-hours a day from a smartphone, tablet or video-enabled computer to begin a Virtual Visit.

Atrium Health recommends the public download the app now, so it is already on their device, should the need for a Virtual Visit arise. More information and more detailed instructions are available at


About Atrium Health

Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout the Southeast region. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Atrium Health works to enhance the overall health and well-being of its communities through high-quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.