Medical Consults for Pastors in Need
Organized by: Randy Funk
We want to give free annual telemedicine service to at least 100 pastors this year that have no health insurance for their family. Our feedback from major religious denominations is that over 60% of pastors have no health insurance coverage for their families. With TeleDoc as a partner, this service will provide free to a Pastors family access to a licensed physician by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Once in this health program, clients family members in need of physician services simply call the telemedicine provider to request a consultation. A return call from a doctor is guaranteed within three hours, at which point the doctor provides a consultation and can advise clients on their next step, which may include prescribing medication if appropriate – excluding DEA controlled substances. The prescription is then called into the client’s pharmacy and the patient or agency staff member may pick it up immediately. In addition we are giving away to each pastor a prescription discount card that offers discounts from 20% to 80% of regular drug prices.