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Telehealth Company Campus Rx Focuses on College Aged Population and Parents

Friday, May 20, 2016 Corporate News J E 4
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Campus Rx Seeks to Revolutionize Telemedicine Services for College Students. New Telemedicine Company seeks the market of college students

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Campus Rx aims to position itself as the preferred provider of telemedicine services for college students. The company is set to launch February 2016 and will provide students at US higher education institutions access to professional medical advice at an affordable price. By providing their service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the innovators of Campus Rx are hoping to serve as an adjunct to student health centers and an alternative to urgent care clinics and expensive ER visits for non-emergent conditions.

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Campus Rx was founded by ER physician Dr. Dorsha James and benefit specialists, Donn Beam and Corey Carney.  "After recognizing the growing trend of rising health insurance premiums, the disappearance of co-pay plans and popularity of higher deductible health plans, it was the right time to launch the company," stated Beam, who will serve as CEO of Campus Rx. "College aged young adults are where we wanted to focus for several reasons, two of which are that they're technologically savvy and relatively healthy as a population. Having said that, Campus Rx is not exclusive to students, anyone over the age of 18 can subscribe and one membership will cover an entire family." Campus Rx subscribers have access to board certified, state-licensed physicians who can diagnose, recommend treatment, and prescribe medication for a variety of minor medical issues.  This efficient, cost-effective service can be accessed easily and conveniently from any location, with a smart phone, tablet, or computer.

In 2015, Forbes Magazine reported that advances in telehealth will be a game-changer for patients and the health care system.  Medical conditions such as cold and flu symptoms, sinus problems, respiratory infections, allergies, STDs, urinary tract infections, and many other non-emergency illnesses have been effectively treated with telehealth. "Just like busy working adults don't have time to be sick, college students are equally as likely to need minor medical attention at a time that may be inconvenient, often requiring them to miss class," said Dr. James. "Telemedicine provides convenience without sacrificing privacy or quality of service. We know every illness doesn't require a visit to a health care provider's office or the ER and, especially in the case of students, some conditions can be handled remotely.  In doing so, the patient saves two valuable resources -  time and money."

Customers can sign up and pay a small monthly fee with plans ranging from $15 a month to $125 per year.  With the subscription, Campus Rx members also receive a benefit discount card that they can use for discounted dental services, imaging studies (such as CT scans, MRIs) prescriptions, diabetic supplies, and labs. 

For more information about the services offered or to sign-up, visit: www.campusrxnow.com.

Contact:  John Taylor at 812.720.4449 or email media@campusrxnow.com

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SOURCE Campus Rx, LLC

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