eConsult Services Now Available at Arlington Medical Center

Posted: 5/27/2014

Arlington Medical Center has partnered with Avera Health to offer eConsult telemedicine services to patients. A grant from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) allowed Arlington Medical Center to purchase the needed equipment for the services.

“The eConsult service helps us to enhance health care access close to home for Arlington community residents,” said Brookings Health System’s Chief Nursing Officer Tammy Hillestad.

eConsult allows patients access to specialty care, such as infectious disease, hematology and mental health, at the Arlington clinic through two-way video technology. The patient makes an appointment at Arlington Medical Center and receives a consultation with a specialty health care provider at an Avera location. The service saves patients time away from work or school and also saves on travel expenses.

Arlington Medical Center offers medical services closes to home, including primary care, women’s health, men’s health, pediatric care, immunizations and preventative medicine. It also offers area residents access to imaging referrals, enhanced laboratory services and medical specialists. An integrated medical records system gives patients a continuity of care at Brookings Health System’s main campus.

For more information on eConsult telemedicine services or to setup an appointment, contact Arlington Medical Center at (605) 983-3283.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.