Gannon University: Gannon University partners with TimelyMD to offer students 24/7 medical and mental health care

As part of Gannon University’s ongoing efforts to prioritize the health and well-being of the campus community, students now have free and immediate access to medical and mental health support through TimelyMD, the leading telehealth company specializing in higher education.

TimelyMD developed its proprietary TimelyCare technology to offer students a 24/7 extension of campus health and counseling center resources that is as easy and convenient as making a video or phone call.

Through the TimelyCare app on their phone or other device, Gannon University students can now select from a wide-ranging menu of virtual care options from licensed physicians and counselors in all 50 states – at no cost to them and without the hassle of traditional insurance – including:

On-demand medical care
Appointment-based medical care
On-demand mental health support (TalkNow)
Appointment-based mental health counseling
Psychiatric support
Health coaching
Additionally, faculty and staff have access to support that empowers them to help students achieve a sense of well-being, live healthier lifestyles, and improve their mental health.

TimelyCare allows students to see the profiles, faces and specialty care details of a diverse range of licensed physicians and counselors available to them. They can choose to meet with a specific provider or select the first available. Typical consultations begin within 5-10 minutes – less than the amount of time it takes to walk across campus.

TimelyCare’s ease of use, convenience and immediacy make it easier than ever for Gannon University students to get the help they need, when they need it. In fact, 60 percent of all students who have sought mental health support from TimelyMD said they would have done nothing if the service were not available to them.

Demand for teletherapy visits in particular skyrocketed during the pandemic, and mental health remains the top concern of college and university presidents. A recent survey found the majority of college students feel even more stress and anxiety than they did a year ago as COVID-19 continues to disrupt their plans to resume everyday activities and enjoy a more “normal” fall semester.

“College students said the number one thing their campuses can do to support them right now is provide more virtual services focused on their health and well-being, such as telehealth and teletherapy,” said Luke Hejl, TimelyMD CEO and co-founder. “Through TimelyCare, we are proud to deliver best-in-class virtual care to help Gannon University students thrive.”

Paul Perrine, dean of Student Development and Engagement at Gannon, said offering TimelyCare services meets a vital need on campus.

“Making TimelyCare available to the Gannon community helps the university provide critical resources to our students when it’s convenient for them. Through TimelyCare, we are making care more readily available, whether that’s a medical appointment that will help limit the spread of illness, a listening ear in the middle of the night, or a new source of wellness,” Perrine said. “Our students were asking for more services, and I know that through the launch of TimelyCare, we are able to provide for their needs as well as peace of mind for their families.”

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