This article is sponsored by Northwest Community Healthcare, an award-winning hospital and world-class medical provider in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Learn more about Northwest Community Healthcare and its brand new app MyNCH at Nch.org/app
Imagine if you could manage all your doctor appointments and view wait times all from a handy app on your smartphone.
Sounds convenient, right? Cue busy moms and gals-on-the-go nodding in agreement.
Well, now you can. Thanks to its brand new MyNCH, Northwest Community Healthcare -- a 496-bed hospital and world-class medical provider with a network of over 1,000 physicians operating in the northwest suburbs of Chicago -- allows its patients to manage their healthcare anytime, anywhere, all from the touch of a screen.
But your phone's touchscreen is already jam packed with "essential" apps (hey, we're not judging your Angry Birds addiction), so why would you want to add to the clutter?
Think streamlining your medical visits and your life. Let's take a look at the convenient features that make MyNCH such an essential addition to your smartphone:
-- Location, location: With its interactive facility locator, MyNCH users can lookup details about all NCH locations and the services provided at each facility, helping them pinpoint exactly which is right for them and their medical needs.
-- In case of emergency: Should an unexpected injury arise, the robust app allows you to quickly identify the NCH facility nearest your exact location, review the level of care provided and instantly access driving directions.
-- Eliminate wait time: In addition to locating the nearest emergency room, patients can streamline their visits to the NCH Emergency Room and the four NCH Immediate Care Centers thanks to the app's real-time estimated wait time calculator.
-- Appointments: MyNCH features a comprehensive appointment request service in which users can make appointments based on their preferred NCH Medical Group physician, location and/or medical service.
-- Other daily needs: For lab services, diagnostic tests or Medical Group office visits scheduled with NCH, patients can manage their appointments, access driving directions and even contact an NCH practitioner via message or one-touch dialing.
MyNCH is available for download in the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. There is no charge to download the MyNCH app, but specified rates from wireless providers may apply. The Android version of MyNCH is coming soon. For more information and to view the MyNCH demo video, visit nch.org/app.