More Madison Clinics Offering ‘e-Visits’

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) has started offering online clinic visits, in which patients can be diagnosed and treated for common ailments without having to go to a clinic. GHC-SCW is using virtuwell, run by HealthPartners of Minnesota. Patients answer questions about their symptoms, and a nurse practitioner verifies medical history, checks for allergies and relays a treatment plan, often within 30 minutes.

Dean Clinic plans to launch a similar service this year, a spokeswoman said.