Google adds new features in Search and Maps to help users connect to healthcare options
Two new features will be rolled out in Search and Maps, which, according to Google, are meant to “make it easier for people to connect to virtual healthcare options, whether it's to a doctor's office down the street, the hospital across town, or a national telehealth platform.”
Those who provide healthcare (i.e. doctors, hospitals) can now enter a virtual care offering in their Business Profile, which will allow people in need to link with them on Search and Maps. If you're one of the users in need of help, you'll see a “get online care” link in Search and Maps once healthcare providers start enabling their care offering.
Clicking that link will direct you to that provider's virtual care website where you should find more details, and in many cases, you'll be able to schedule a virtual healthcare visit with that provider.