When video doctor visits can help you avoid a trip to the urgent care

Cropped SingleCare logo By | November 16, 2016

With the busyness that comes with the holiday season, there tends to be little flexibility to take care of your health especially when it comes to scheduling a visit with your doctor. Many doctors offices will have holiday schedules making it difficult to feel better fast. Luckily for SingleCare members and their dependents, there is a quicker and more affordable way to get urgent care with the help of our video doctor visits.

Can a video doctor visit really help me with how I’m feeling?

Video doctor visits can be a great substitute a visit to your PCP or urgent care center when time isn’t on your side. From a tickle in your throat to the worst of the flu, video doctor visits powered by Amwell can help you feel better, faster.

Condition #1: Flu
Treating your flu symptoms early can help speed your recovery. And that’s important because this time of year, who has time to travel and wait to see a doctor in a cold office?

Condition #2: Bronchitis
Wheezing or coughing can be a sign of something much worse. With video doctor visits, you won’t have to wait days or weeks to get that checked out!

Condition #3: Cough/Sore Throat
The tickle in your throat is nothing to brush off. It’s important to see a doctor so they can properly diagnose and treat you in the case it is actually strep throat. Online doctors can prescribe antibiotics during your visit and have it automatically sent to your local pharmacy!

Condition #4: Headache
Headaches can be triggered by stress (need we say more?) or infection in common cases. If you have a severe headache or are experiencing fevers, double vision, nausea, numbness, or dizziness then you should see a doctor right away.

Condition #5: Fever
A fever is usually caused by infection, but other illnesses can cause fever, as well. If you’re not cooling down, a visit from your bed with a video doctor might just be the perfect remedy.

It’s a holiday and the doctor’s office is closed, can I still talk to an video doctor?

Illness or injury can strike at any time and videoo doctor visits provided by Amwell are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, which means you can get connected to a doctor within minutes! If sickness strikes on a holiday, an online doctor can help treat your symptoms no matter where you are or what time of day. There is no need to leave the party to visit the urgent care clinic which might have a long wait or not even be open!

SingleCare is excited to partner with Amwell to provide members online doctor visits for a range of issues, from minor illnesses and injuries, symptoms from a chronic condition, or to address general health concerns. An online doctor visit costs just $40 and issues are typically resolved within 15 minutes. There are no monthly fees and no surprise charges for using this service. And the best part is that it’s easy to connect to a doctor with your SingleCare account. If you don’t have an account, visit the online doctor service page to learn more and sign up for free today!