Commonwealth Health Expands Online Scheduling to Doctor Appointments

A few months after launching an online check-in service that makes going to the emergency room and walk-in clinics more convenient, Commonwealth Health has expanded its online access to include scheduling your own doctor appointments.

“An increasing majority of Americans use computers, tablets and smartphones to manage their daily routines,” Cor Catena, CEO of Commonwealth Health, said. “Now they can book doctor appointments online, too. Having that 24/7 access is going to be a great convenience.”

Here’s how the process works: Visit the hospital website, www.commonwealthhealth.net,and click “Online Scheduling.”

Select a physician, an available appointment time, and complete a registration form.

The hospital will send an email reminder with appointment date and time, directions and other instructions to ensure prompt service on arrival.

Commonwealth Health has received tremendous positive feedback on its online check-in service available to patients seeking emergency and walk-in clinic care. Those who don’t have life-threatening conditions can check in online and then wait at home until closer to their projected treatment time.

Online check-in does not allow patients whose symptoms indicate a life-threatening or debilitating medical condition to use the service. Key words such as “chest pain” trigger a directive to call 911 or to go to the nearest emergency department immediately.