SOURCE: Healthcare Concierge Services

March 01, 2010 10:00 ET

Healthcare Concierge Services Announces Major Expansion of StandbyMD(SM) Medical Care Program

Personalized Program Now Available to Travelers in Four Colorado Ski Resorts, the Dominican Republic and other Mexican Destinations

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) -  With the ski season in full swing and college spring break season rapidly approaching, Healthcare Concierge Services, a leading provider of concierge health care services, announced today a major expansion of its innovative StandbyMD program with the opening of operations at four major Colorado ski resorts and additional destinations in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Effective immediately, the StandbyMD  program, which offers leisure and business travelers personalized physician directed healthcare services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, will be available to members who visit the Vail, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone resorts. Additionally, services will be available in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, and in Mexican destinations including Acapulco, Guadalajara, Ixtapa, Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta. 

 "After careful market research, we are very excited about our latest expansion into these popular travel destinations," said Alex Sanchez, Managing Director of Healthcare Concierge Services, the sponsor of StandbyMD. "We know, for example, that hotels and tour operators in the Dominican Republic often times refer travelers to expensive private clinics for medical services. Now, through our StandbyMD program, these groups can provide travelers with access to more efficient and cost effective personal health services including physician telephone consultations, house call visits and referrals to urgent care clinics." 

Under the StandbyMD program, individuals who are travelling receive Physician Directed Healthcare services from a qualified physician who facilitates services around the clock, 7 days a week. Individuals are provided easy access to a qualified StandbyMD physician, who will assess the medical condition and provide treatment options. The range of services include: prescription drug refills; referrals to medical specialists, chiropractors, dentist, walk-in clinics/urgent care centers; house call visits; and fast access to emergency rooms. Individuals will always have access to English-speaking physicians in all locations.

"We continue to experience strong interest among insurance companies, travel agents, tour operators, associations, and affinity groups where StandbyMD is available and are pleased to offer the program in these new markets," said Mr. Sanchez. "Our clients are finding that the level of concierge style medical service provided by the StandbyMD program eliminates difficulties that travelers who need medical attention often experience, such as obtaining appointments, inconsistent hours of operation, long wait times, unnecessary testing and excessive charges."

The StandbyMD program is currently available in 46 key cities with continued network expansion in the United States and international destinations.

For more information about StandbyMD, please visit www.StandbyMD.com or call 305-459-4882

About Healthcare Concierge Services (HCS)

Healthcare Concierge Services (HCS) provides a proprietary suite of global concierge services and products for healthcare payers, consumers and companies seeking to enhance their products. HCS is best known for its industry leading StandbyMDSM, offering premier physician directed healthcare; HCS NavigatorSM, a leading personalized consumer driven healthcare program. For more information, please visit www.HCSaccess.com or call 305-459-4818.

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