Pack up your shoes, socks, shirts, pants… oh and don’t forget your phone (your telemedicine device)! Vacation should be a time of fun and joy, and you have enough things to worry about between catching your flight, finding a hotel, and planning your trip itinerary, without even thinking about how a common ailment could really throw off all your plans!
We often don’t think about where we would go if a minor medical condition were to occur while we are out of town. Urgent care centers or hospital emergency rooms are popular options, but can end up being very costly. In addition to cost, these locations may not be easily accessible if you end up in a more remote area.
Telemedicine offers an easy and convenient way for you to speak with a doctor and even get prescriptions while you are away from home. You can phone a doctor through your telemedicine app or call the telemedicine number without ever leaving your hotel room. Communication with a doctor is available via email, phone, or video conference.
“If you’re away from home this summer on a family trip, and somebody in your group needs immediate treatment for a minor medical condition, telemedicine providers can address most of the common conditions and even prescribe medicine when medically indicated,” said Dr. Richard Vienne, Univera Healthcare vice president and chief medical officer. “I urge everyone to learn more about telemedicine by asking their health insurer.”
If you’d like to learn more about telemedicine or get a quote, feel free to contact us here at Faison Group! Faison Group’s partnership with 1-800MD helps offer these services for rates as low as $2 per employee.