Partnering with nonprofits to offer healthcare to refugees fleeing Ukraine

K Health has partnered with the dedicated team at Nova Ukraine make sure the hundreds of thousands of people who have left Ukraine because of the war have access to doctors in the U.S.

Clinicians practicing on the K Health platform can remotely treat hundreds of Urgent Care conditions, renew certain prescriptions, and order lab tests.

With an office in Kyiv and many employees displaced because of this war, we have wanted to do whatever we can to support our team and the millions of innocent people whose lives have been uprooted. We hope knowing there’s a doctor available 24/7 can give anyone who has relocated to the U.S. a bit of relief.

For more information or to sign up for an account visit khealth.com/ukraine

Read the press release here and below:

K Health and Nova Ukraine Partner to Offer Free Virtual Doctor Visits to Ukrainian Refugees 

The virtual healthcare platform and Ukrainian humanitarian non-profit will focus on urgent care needs, prescription renewals, and ordering lab tests for thousands of refugees in the U.S.

Digital healthcare company K Health and 501(c)3 registered nonprofit organization Nova Ukraine announced today its partnership to offer free virtual doctor visits to Ukrainians who have resettled in the U.S. K Health-affiliated clinicians will be able to remotely treat hundreds of Urgent Care conditions, renew certain prescriptions, and order lab tests for refugees. 

An estimated 75,000 Ukrainians have already arrived in the U.S. as a result of the war with Russia, with an additional 100,000 expected over the next two years. Once in the U.S., it can take up to six months to be approved for parole and receive a work permit, and health insurance options can be expensive, restrictive, or difficult to get. Recent refugees are also required to be screened for tuberculosis (TB) within two weeks of arrival, but are struggling to secure the test. With K Health, eligible Ukrainian refugees will have access to remote doctors on the platform for free, regardless of insurance status. They will be able to sign up for an account at khealth.com/ukraine

“We’re in constant contact with thousands of refugees all over the U.S. and many of their questions have been around how to access healthcare,” said Julia Berzoy of the ​​Refugee Assistance Team at Nova Ukraine, which is dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to Ukrainian people all over the world. “With more refugees now being welcomed into the U.S., we’re so grateful to K Health for working with us to prioritize access to health services and ensure people get the care that they need.”  

Access to quality, affordable healthcare in the U.S. is notoriously difficult. A lack of options leads many people to seek unnecessarily expensive solutions, like the ER and Urgent Care, to resolve basic health issues. K Health’s free data-driven app and web platform provides millions with personalized information about their symptoms based on billions of anonymous clinical data insights. It also offers text-based chats with clinicians to treat a range of conditions—from UTIs to hypertension to stomach bugs. Clinicians are able to remotely prescribe medication and order lab tests.  

“With an office in Kyiv and many employees displaced because of this war, we want to do everything in our power to support our team and the millions of innocent people whose lives have been uprooted,” said Allon Bloch, CEO and co-founder of K Health and Hydrogen Health. “Healthcare in America isn’t seamless for anyone and with Nova Ukraine as our partner, we hope we make the next few months a bit more bearable for those new to our country.”

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