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Virtual Wellness offers free online consultations in the pandemic

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

Virtual Wellness, a free online health and wellness website for patient services in the CARICOM territories and the diaspora, is offering residents of Trinidad and Tobago free access to its website due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and tighter restrictions placed on many services.

The company said in a statement that the service began during the mid-2020ʼs as a free online patient services website to provide access and continuity of care to persons, including seniors, the vulnerable and those who had lost their jobs, as a result of the pandemic.

They said to date, over 3,000 persons have received free care, and a Virtual Wellness medical team recently assisted over 130 Vincentians after the volcanic eruptions of La Soufriere in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Virtual Wellness is also currently helping residents of India with an online triage service that will inform them of who should self-isolate and who should seek urgent medical care.

The company said Trinidadians can access the free live chat services and health tracker by visiting the secure and private HIPAA-compliant website on on any device.

Media director of Virtual Wellness David Douglas said patients in the public sector can use the free services to reduce the burden in the public healthcare system.

The Trinidad & Tobago Association of Retired Persons (TTARP), the Diabetes Association of Trinidad & Tobago (DATT), the Trinidad & Tobago Association of Nutritionists & Dietitians (TTANDi) and the Trinidad & Tobago Association of Psychologists (TTAP), including many other NGOs, have partnered with Virtual Wellness.

Dr. Sitara Sookdeo, MD, is a practicing medical doctor at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, Trinidad. She is also an on-call physician on Virtual Wellness.

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