How To See A Doctor When You Can't Leave The House
As much as we try to stay healthy and stay at home, what can we do
when we need a doctor's advice?
Keeping a Safe Distance From The Doctor
We're all practicing social distancing now. So what does that mean for
doctor's visits that don't have anything to do with COVID-19? We (and
our kids) still get strep throat, an upset stomach, and other
ailments. But visiting a clinic or even the doctor's office seems
Like Zoom, But For Your Healthcare
New options to talk to a doctor about non-emergency illnesses are here
so we can avoid waiting rooms (and packing sick kids into the car).
By now you've likely heard about ‘Zoom' meetings – online video chats
that schools, businesses, and families use to see and hear each other
from smart phones and other devices.
Special video chat apps and services dedicated to connecting users to
nurses and doctors are now popping up, too. These are being called
virtual doctors, virtual care, tele-medicine or telehealth services.
Right For Today, Right For The Future.
It turns out that the convenience of talking with a nurse and then
being connected to the right specialist with telehealth is more than a
time saver – you may be saving lives. Some experts say by using
telehealth for visits to diagnose or treat minor or common issues, you
can help ‘flatten the curve' of COVID-19 infection rates by freeing up
medical staff and equipment for critically ill or injured patients.
Telehealth will stay relevant into the future, too. Many options are
offered as subscription services with co-pays that are often lower
than a visit to a clinic or doctor's office – not to mention the time
saved on trips to and from – and those waiting rooms! Some even allow
for prescriptions to be sent right to your pharmacy.
Try It On Us.
The best way to see if telehealth is right for you is to try it. At
Acceptance Insurance we're offering a free 30-day trial* of TeleMed
when you get an insurance quote. Visit the Acceptance
TeleMed page for more
details or call
866.833.5690 to speak to one
of our knowledgeable agents.
*No purchase necessary. Limited time offer. TeleMed is not insurance.
Service is provided by an independent company and is not an Acceptance
product. Visit acceptance.com for complete Terms and Conditions.