Telemedicine health clinic opens for employees

The Department of Emergency Medicine has opened a telemedicine urgent care clinic for Washington University employees and their dependents ages 18 and older who suffer from minor ailments and acute illnesses. The clinic, called WashU Express Care, began seeing patients virtually Sept. 1.

“WashU Express Care is an opportunity for us to offer employees and employees’ families convenient, easily accessible, affordable, high-quality care seven days a week,” said Brent E. Ruoff, MD, the chief of emergency medicine and an associate professor of emergency medicine. “Our focus is minor care complaints that can be treated virtually to help patients avoid crowded emergency departments and urgent care waiting rooms as well as long waiting times. Virtual treatment also helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

WashU Express Care sees patients virtually from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. To schedule an appointment with WashU Express Care, call 314-747-3500 or 844-747-3500.