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Hello Alvin™ Applauds Declaration of Opioid Crisis as a Public Health Emergency

Hello Alvin
Posted on: 27 Oct 17

With the opioid epidemic increasing exponentially, Hello Alvin™ supports the administration in declaring a public health emergency. Hello Alvin™ is a service that allows members to access healthcare using their mobile devices. Telemedicine is an industry that has recently seen rapid expansion as more individuals and families find it increasingly difficult to access doctors either due to cost or availability of physicians. Those with high deductibles or no insurance at all can use Hello Alvin™ to speak with a healthcare professional in minutes, including mental and behavioral health specialists.


Joey Truscelli, Co-Founder and CEO, Hello Alvin™

Arif Razvi, Co-Founder and President and COO, Hello Alvin™

WHAT: Hello Alvin™ lauds the White House for declaring the Opioid crisis as a public health emergency.

With today’s announcement, more funds are likely to become available to assist nationwide efforts in providing greater access to opioid intervention and treatment services, including telemedicine capabilities. Additionally, federal grants may be targeted to communities in greatest need, adding medication assisted therapy (MAT) sites and increasing Buprenorphine providers across the U.S. – two actions that may have a dramatic, positive impact on the crisis.

White House officials have said that they are working with Congress to find additional funding for the opioid crisis – which experts at the CDC and NIH say will cost tens of billions of dollars to properly address – but no exact figures are yet available.

WHEN: Ongoing.

Schedule media interviews and appearances:
Mary Spardel
CPR Communications for Hello Alvin™
201.641.1911 x 22

About Hello Alvin™
Hello Alvin™ is a mobile healthcare network providing consumers direct access to healthcare through its secure, HIPAA-compliant suite of digital telehealth tools. Our best-in-class healthcare products are available to consumers seeking access to quality, affordable care, while helping reduce out-of-pocket medical expenses related to acute minor illnesses such cold, flu, cough, fever, strep, UTI and much more. Visit

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Last updated on: 27/10/2017

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