Published: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
LANSING, MI – Sparrow Virtual Health services have provided unprecedented access to patients during the pandemic and is now expanding services to students at Olivet College.
Under a special promotional arrangement, Olivet will promote the MySparrow portal to students, faculty and staff in an effort to provide health and wellness care.
Through the MySparrow portal patients can access an on-demand video visit with an urgent care provider from their smartphone, tablet or computer with a microphone and camera between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week. In addition to communicating with a Sparrow provider, the portal now provides a Symptom Checker to determine if COVID testing is needed and to access test results. The portal is unique in the Mid-Michigan market.
A landing page has been created on the Sparrow website, Sparrow.org/OlivetCollege, where Olivet students and staff will be directed to learn about the portal. Sign up for MySparrow at mychart.sparrow.org/mychart.
“Olivet College is thrilled to partner with Sparrow on this important initiative. As a rural college with nearly 900 residential students, having access to a premier healthcare provider, such as Sparrow, ensures that our students can address health and wellness concerns immediately without having to leave campus,” said Dr. Erica Pearson, LPC, NCC, director of counseling, health and wellness for Olivet College. “The added benefit of having access to the COVID Symptom Checker will also ease the worry and stress college students are experiencing during the pandemic.”
Sparrow leaders said they are pleased about the collaboration with Olivet.
"Sparrow Health System is excited to partner with Olivet College to provide a virtual solution to meet students’ healthcare needs. The unique virtual tools that the MySparrow Portal provides are essential – especially during this pandemic,” said Patrick Sustrich, Sparrow Medical Group Director of Retail Healthcare.
Sparrow Health System is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org.