• EBS Team

Telemedicine can greatly reduce exposure during pandemic.

With the pandemic in full swing right now, going to the doctor may seem like it is not worth the risk. Telemedicine offers a solution to sitting in the doctor's office and risking exposure for yourself, or your families.

What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the ability to consult with a doctor using your smartphone, or your computer. Using a service like this allows you to connect with a doctor at all hours of the day or night. By logging in to the Telemedicine app on your phone, you can describe your symptoms, upload pictures if necessary, and a Board Certified Doctor will contact you to discuss your case.

This ability to connect with a doctor from the comfort of your home is especially attractive now that many localities have gone to a shelter in place protocol.

A major additional benefit to consulting with a doctor via phone is the reduction of exposure risk for conditions that may only need a prescription written.

Telemedicine doctors can call a prescription in for your to your local pharmacy for pickup.

A number of Major Medical Health insurance carriers have some version of Telemedicine available to their customers. It is important to recognize that you may still have to pay a co-pay depending on your specific carrier's Telemedicine option.

The Doctor may determine via the consult that you need to go see your primary care physician, or an urgent care doctor. However in many cases, up to 80%, can be resolved via the app and therefore reduce your risk of exposure.

For more information on how Telemedicine can help you and your employees contact us at:

Our expert benefits advisers will show you options to keep your workforce healthy and happy.

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