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Western Connecticut Medical Group rolls out telehealth service

Western Connecticut Medical Group is now providing off-hours access to primary care by video chat and telephone.

The new WCMG-NOW Telehealth service is available to patients on computer and mobile devices from 5 to 10 p.m. during the week and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. The health care providers interacting with patients via WCMG-Telehealth will be able to diagnose and treat non-emergency patients and prescribe applicable medications.

WCMG – which includes hospitals in Danbury, Norwalk and New Milford – is also introducing Night Nurse Service, a free service for patients to call after office hours and speak with a nurse trained in telephone triage.

The new services are financed by a $250,000 donation from John R. Patrick, a former IBM executive who pioneered internet technology, and his wife Joanne, a retired nurse.

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 10 books (including the 2020 release "Moby Dick: The Radio Play" and the upcoming "Jesus Christ Movie Star," both published by BearManor Media). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

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