Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Erlanger Health System has launched a free service for consumers to seamlessly and instantly schedule appointments online with Erlanger doctors. This new capability is powered by ZocDoc, the tech company at the beginning of a better healthcare experience.
To use the free service, area residents can visit www.erlanger.org and click on the “Book an Appointment” link. Here they can search for participating primary care physicians and specialists, view physicians’ photos and qualifications, and read verified patient reviews. With the physicians’ schedules available in real time—including last-minute cancellations and no-shows—users can choose an open timeslot and schedule their own appointments with a few clicks.
This new service is available 24/7, allowing tri-state residents to schedule appointments at any time of day or night without making a phone call to a physician’s office. Consumers also have access to additional tools for selecting healthcare providers who best fit their needs, such as finding doctors who participate in their insurance plans.
“ZocDoc delivers a more simple and streamlined experience for consumers who book appointments with Erlanger physicians,” said Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, Erlanger President and CEO. “We’re delighted to be able to offer this cutting-edge technology for the first time in this region, enabling our community to make their own doctors’ appointments online.”
Along with accessing ZocDoc through www.erlanger.org, consumers can also download the ZocDoc app for iPhone and Android or visit www.zocdoc.com.
About Erlanger Health System
The Erlanger Health System has five Tennessee-based medical campuses, including the region’s only children’s hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center, providing the highest level of trauma care. Erlanger is the nation’s seventh largest public hospital system and has been recognized as “Chattanooga’s number one hospital” by US News & World Report for four consecutive years. Affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, Erlanger is also the region’s only academic teaching center and treats more than 250,000 patients every year. For more information, visit www.erlanger.org.
Each month, millions of people nationwide use ZocDoc to find in-network neighborhood doctors, instantly book appointments online, read what other real patients have to say, get reminders for upcoming appointments and preventive checkups, fill out their paperwork online, and more. With a mission to give power to the patient, ZocDoc’s online marketplace delivers the accessible and simple experience patients expect and deserve. ZocDoc is free and available across the United States via ZocDoc.com or the ZocDoc app for iPhone and Android.