BRICKLAYERS & ALLIED CRAFTWORKERS
LOCAL #2, ALBANY, NEW YORK
HEALTH BENEFIT FUND
1-800-664-8314 or 518-456-0259
To: BAC LOCAL #2NY insured HEALTH Participants
Re: COVID – 19
telemedicine evaluation and testing
no cost to all insured members
From: STEPHEN O’SICK, FUND ADMINISTRATOR
BAC LOCAL #2NY HEALTH FUND
Date: March 17, 2020
As we all know the United States is under a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 virus and NYS currently has more confirmed cases than any other state in the country.
The Fund is advising you to follow safeguards to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Perhaps the most important thing you can do is if you feel symptoms of the virus (fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, sore and achy muscles) is to be evaluated by a health care provider. However, doctor’s offices, urgent care and ER’s are or may soon be overwhelmed.
The BAC Local #2 Health Fund is urging all members who think they have symptoms to use the Funds Telemedicine Product to be evaluated. This is no cost to you and will save a trip to a crowded facility. The process is simple:
You can call 1-833-693-7669 or go to “mvphealthcare.com/myERnow” and register. This is a virtual emergency room telemedicine service that allows members and their families to connect with trained emergency providers, 24/7, from the comfort of their home to assess the need for COVID-19 testing. If testing is determined to be appropriate and available, they will coordinate with local health departments and health care providers and prescribe testing at an appropriate facility. There is NO cost for the telemedicine appointment and NO cost for the testing, if needed.
Please note that “mvphealthcare.com/myERnow” is set up ONLY for the COVID-19 virus testing. All other telemedicine inquiries should use the Funds ‘regular’ telemedicine product “myvisitnow.com”
To all my Union Brothers & Sisters – please take all necessary steps to keep yourself healthy. We have been through crisis before and we will get through this one as well!