Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Finding a Health Clinic with Google Maps

Anthem Clinic Locator

Anthem Blue Cross in Virginia say that more than 60 percent of emergency-department visits by Anthem members are actually for non-emergency medical problems. ER wait times are at an all-time high, so patients with non-emergency problems can actually cause delays in doctors treating real emergencies.

To help their customers find medical care quickly when they can’t see their regular doctor Anthem Blue Cross have created a Google Map of health clinics, walk-in doctor offices and urgent care centers. They hope the map will help reduce the number of visits to ER by non-emergency patients.

The map allows Anthem customers to search by address or zipcode. Health clinics, walk-in doctor offices and urgent care centers are shown on the map by categorised map markers. The information window for each facility contains the full address, opening hours and an option to get driving directions.

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