I really like my doctor. Does that mean telemedicine isn’t for me? What if I have good insurance?

No matter what your situation, telemedicine can be a huge benefit! If you like the rapport you have with your current doctor, that’s great. 24x7DoctorCall is not intended to replace your primary care physician. Typically you should continue to see your primary care doctor once a year for a routine check-up. There are other times, however, when it makes more sense to use 24x7DoctorCall.

When is Telemedicine a good option?

When you are feeling ill, it’s not easy or convenient to drive to a doctor’s office. If you get sick in the middle of the night, for example, you can just pick up the phone and talk to a doctor. You don’t have to suffer alone until the morning. 

For the same reason, telemedicine is also ideal if you become sick while traveling.

Telemedicine is also useful if have a medical question or concern for which you wouldn’t see your primary care physician. This might include dermatology or behavioral health issues.

Telemedicine: A great benefit even with great insurance.

Even if you have the world’s best insurance, you can still benefit from telemedicine. Nothing beats $0 co-pays and free prescriptions. Let’s say you take a prescription regularly. If you join this service, you can get that prescription at low cost or no cost, even if a telemedicine doctor didn’t initially prescribe it for you. 

This service is also accessible to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any location. So for those of us who travel, this service is especially beneficial. 

Call it the belt and suspenders approach. Because life is full of unexpected circumstances, it never hurts to have options. With your regular insurance plus 24xDoctorCall, you’ll be prepared no matter where and when you need a medical consult. 

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