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FreeState Connect™


The Virtual Hospital

FreeState Connect, formerly Vigilias Telehealth, is our answer to the shortage of physicians in rural America and beyond. We use modern technology and creative thinking to bring advanced medical services to rural areas at low cost, with high quality. FreeState Connect allows any place with an internet connection to access the cognitive resources of a major medical center.

Our physicians have many decades of collective experience. Get in touch with us to set up a meeting, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to learn how our services deliver exceptional value for your patients. See the videos below for quick samples of our technology and group philosophy.

How it works

Rural communities, nursing homes, and other healthcare institutions that could use better access to medical care sign up with FreeState Connect for a small monthly fee. FreeState Connect sends out telemedicine equipment and trains staff at the site. Once the relevant licensure/credentialing paperwork is completed, service begins. FreeState Connect doctors see adults and children, and can supply outpatient, inpatient, and Emergency Department care if needed. We also offer a variety of specialties.

Sample use caseS

Critical Access/Frontier Hospital

  • Relief of local primary care providers via overnight, weekend, or holiday coverage of patient calls and hospital coverage.

  • Establish new subspecialty clinics to increase local service lines and boost revenue.

  • Low-cost backup coverage of the Emergency Department to help retain patients that might otherwise require transfer to a larger facility.

  • Stop spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on locum tenens coverage.

Larger Rural Hospital

  • Hospitalist coverage that costs much less than traditional locum tenens.

  • Add specialty services you may have difficulty recruiting to your area.

Skilled Nursing/Long-Term Care Facility

  • Overnight and on-call coverage to help you decrease unnecessary ER visits and rehospitalizations.

  • Establish specialist visits in your facility.

  • Decreased need to transport residents for routine follow-up.

Federally Qualified Health Centers

  • Improve specialist access for your patients at low cost.


FreeState Plan - - - - $1500.00 / month


  • Ambulatory Specialty Care

  • Telemedicine Equipment

  • Technical Support

FreeState Connect Plan - - - - $5,500.00 / month


  • ER Backup Service

  • 365-day Night/Weekend Inpatient coverage for admissions and/or rounding

  • Rural Transfer Service (We handle the transfer of patients to Wichita when needed)

Other Services:

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Acute TelePsychiatry



Nursing Home Coverage

This was my first contact with FreeState. Very positive experience. I plan to be back and will tell others about it. Look forward to learning more about scope of services available.
— E. H. (Patient Testimonial)
… appointment was great. Long distance doctors appointments are very hard for us now, and we appreciate being able to talk with the doctors and get satisfaction. Thank you so much.
— B.H. (Patient Testimonial)

Our Partners


  • Ashland Health Center

  • Cheyenne County Hospital

  • Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas

  • Edwards County Hospital

  • Ellinwood Hospital and Clinic

  • Goodland Regional Medical Center

  • Graham County Hospital

  • Hamilton County Healthcare

  • Hillsboro Community Hospital

  • Holton Community Hospital

  • Horton Community Hospital

  • Jewell County Hospital

  • Kiowa District Hospital & Clinic

  • Medicalodges - Independence

  • Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital

  • Morris County Hospital

  • Morton County Hospital

  • Nemaha Valley Hospital

  • Oswego Community Hospital

  • Phillips County Health System

  • Rooks County Health Center

  • Scott County Hospital

  • South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center

  • South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center, Geriatric Psychiatry Unit

  • Stafford County Hospital

  • Wilson Medical Center


  • Friend Community Healthcare System

  • Regional West Garden County


  • Sierra Vista Hospital


  • Telehealth America

  • To the Moon and Back Foundation

Telemedicine Technology

Our technology

Industry-leading, HIPAA-compliant, FDA-registered telemedicine carts. A picture is worth a thousand words. Schedule a demo today to see how next-generation telehealth can change your delivery of care.

Technical Specifications:  Connectivity: WIFI, cellular down to 3G, and satellite. If you have the internet, you have a doctor. Comes with all peripherals needed for full-service hospital telemedicine.

 MITEE 3.0




Schedule a demo now

Use the form below to contact us regarding medical and telemedicine services. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your organization name along with any specific needs. You may also email or call us to discuss details.

For job opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent.

Name *
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Wichita, KS 67218


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