The holiday shopping season is upon us, and it seems to never fail with my home that when the shopping season makes its appearance, so do those colds and other ailments that can come with the colder weather. Many of us can try to prepare for the cold season as much as possible, but with kids in school and us heading out to the stores where germs are being shared, we find that we make ourselves more vulnerable to getting sick. And like many, I dread calling the doctor to try to get in and be seen in a decent time frame, knowing that everyone else is also making that call, to find that I might have to head to my local urgent care in order to be seen and sit in a waiting room for hours at times. So to avoid the extra headache that one can get from trying to be seen by a doctor during the busy cold and flu season, I will be utilizing the services I can get with Amwell, where the doctors are literally at my fingertips!
With Amwell, I can be seen by a doctor virtually, and in the privacy and comforts of my own home, with live visits that can be done from my desktop or mobile device both day and night! I can also appreciate that when I utilize the services I can get with Amwell, I can use the nation’s largest telehealth company, which connects patients with board-certified, licensed doctors, dieticians and psychologists for immediate and live visits that are done online!
This not only allows me to save time and the energy it can take to get out of the house when I am not feeling well, but it can also help me to save money on those urgent care and office visits. In fact the process is simple and I can be seen online for issues that include a cough, sinus infection, sore throat, UTI, headaches and much more!
I mean, when I go to login, I can do this from my iPhone or iPad, then choose the type of visit I am needing, then select a provider. Once I have filled out the information needed, I can talk to a doctor and they can then choose how to care for me depending on what ales me, then give me a diagnosis, the follow up I might need, and even prescribe me what I might be needing at the time. Then when it comes to insurance and payment, I can get the services I need for a much lesser cost than I would pay in office or in a clinic.
So the next time you and or your family are in the need of the services of a doctor but want to avoid the drive to the office, wait room times, and fees from a visit, be sure to check in at Amwell and also get your $1 charge for the first promotional visit.