St Rita's Health Partners Introduces Mychart E-visits

(Lima, July 13, 2015) – When patients do not feel well, going to the doctor may be inconvenient or difficult. St. Rita’s Health Partners has introduced a new technology – MyChart E-Visits – that allows some patients to communicate electronically with doctors from wherever they are. Patients with conditions including: back pain, a cold or cough, diarrhea, heartburn, sinus problems or urinary problems can use MyChart E-Visits. With the E-Visit system, patients will answer a series of questions to inform the doctor of symptoms. The doctor will respond with recommended treatment or prescribe medicine, if needed.

According to Ronda Lehman, chief operating officer of St. Rita’s Professional Services, “MyChart E-Visits are another nice option for mothers with small children or patients with transportation issues. E-Visits are timely and convenient.”

Patients can expect a response within 24 hours Monday-Friday. Based on how patients answer E-Visit questions, they may be asked to schedule a face-to-face visit with their healthcare provider.

MyChart E-Visits are available only with doctors who participate in the program. If a patient’s doctor does not offer E-Visits, the patient will need to schedule an office visit. E-Visits also require patients to have an account through MyChart – a secure, online medical record and communication system.

For more information, please contact:
Katee Johnson
Communications Coordinator
Marketing and Communications
St. Rita’s Health Partners
O: 419-226-9802
C: 567-242-4078