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Flu season is taking a serious toll on Mid-Michigan this year. Since November, McLaren Greater Lansing has seen nearly 400 flu cases, with nearly one in ten patients being admitted to the hospital with flu symptoms.

Now more than ever it is important to take steps to get help to keep flu symptoms from worsening, and McLaren Greater Lansing is offering a discount on its cutting-edge McLarenNow telehealth service to help people during this increased time of need.

From January 6 through March 31, 2020, the McLarenNow telehealth service will be available at a special price of $29 per visit. This pricing is being offered throughout the peak of flu and cold season, and is available to anyone using the service.

The McLarenNow telehealth service uses a smartphone, tablet, or computer camera as a webcam to connect patients with a doctor who can help them with minor illnesses and injuries, and even prescribe medication if necessary. Patients can see and hear the physician directly through live video.

McLarenNow can be used for far more than just help with the flu. Common conditions that can be treated through McLarenNow include cough and cold, ear pain, headaches, pink eye, rash, sore throat, and sinus problems. McLarenNow should not be used for emergencies.

With McLarenNow, patients do not have to have insurance. Instead, there is a simple fee for each visit. Medicare and private insurances cannot be billed through McLarenNow services.

If you need lab orders or other diagnostic testing, you may be referred to a primary care physician, and may still be responsible for the cost of the McLarenNow visit.

Getting started is easy. Simply download the McLarenNow app from the iOS store on your Apple product or begin your virtual visit from any device at

About McLaren Greater Lansing

McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital operate the region’s most distinguished cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery programs, which—together with McLaren Greater Lansing’s oncology; women’s care; and wide-ranging diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services—consistently lead in clinical quality and efficiency. The hospitals are part of McLaren Health Care, mid-Michigan’s largest health care system. Visit

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving Michigan and Indiana.