Top 5 reasons a virtual doctor visit is a life-changer

“Telehealth” means that care comes right to your door, and a virtual doctor visit may become your new favorite way to see your doctor. Reid Health’s telehealth app, Reid HealthNOW, lets you have a doctor consultation for urgent care using your phone, tablet or computer, wherever you are. It might sound too good to be true, or you might be asking, “Why should I use an app to have a doctor visit?” Well, here are the top five reasons a virtual doctor visit is a life-changer:

  1. Your couch is the ultimate waiting room
    When you’re sick, the last thing you want to do is leave the house and wait around a doctor’s office. With a virtual doctor visit, you can wait from the comfort of your own home, while you browse Netflix and sip on some chicken noodle soup. As an added benefit, you’re not going to be surrounding yourself with other sick people in a doctor’s office, which could be problematic if your immune system is weakened.
  2. Spend less time at the doctor’s office, and more time getting on with life
    A trip to urgent care or a last-minute doctor’s appointment can wreak havoc on your schedule. Whether you’re a parent shuttling a child to and from an appointment, a student whose perfect attendance is threatened by an earache or a hiker wondering, “Is this a poison ivy rash?” you don’t want to put your life on hold to visit the doctor — no one does! The average visit length is 10 minutes — less time than it would take to drive to urgent care — and it’s all at a time and location convenient for you.
  3. Sick at 7 p.m. on Sunday? The doctor’s office is closed, but Reid HealthNOW is ready to helpA young man on a couch with his infant son
    Have you ever had that moment? It’s late on Sunday, and you can’t stop sneezing. You suspect it’s seasonal allergies, but your doctor’s office is closed, and you’d really like to get a handle on your symptoms before you sneeze yourself into the next century. This is the perfect situation for a virtual doctor visit. Ultimately, these visits will be available 24/7/365. That means that, even if your allergies don’t keep normal business hours, someone will be available to help.
  4. Your appointment can have a plus-one
    ReidHealthNOW makes it easy to include another person in the appointment via an email link. This is a great benefit when your physician wants a second opinion, or you’d like to include your primary healthcare provider. This feature also makes it possible for you to participate in your child’s doctor visit, even if you’re still at work.
  5. ReidHealthNOW appointments are a flat fee of $49
    You’ll always know exactly how much the virtual doctor visit will cost before the appointment even begins: The Reid HealthNOW visit is always only $49. This great, low-cost care is a great option for employer-insured and self-insured people alike, and it keeps you from having a heart attack over a scary emergency room bill.

Virtual doctor visits make healthcare more convenient, providing care when and where you need it most. As an added benefit, when you’re stuck at home with a cold, you don’t even need to change out of your pajamas to visit the doctor.

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