A New Way to See Your Doctor!
WANT TO SEE DOCTOR AT YOUR HOME? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT
First there were walk-in visits to strip mall clinics, then medical care during errands at CVS and Walgreen's. Now, a Massachusetts medical technology company has launched a service that allows patients to visit a doctor over their computer, smartphone, or tablet. American Well has worked with US insurance companies for several years to provide “telehealth” services to some of their members. But since October, it has begun offering its virtual visits directly to consumers, typically charging $49 for the convenience of an online primary care visit available 24 hours a day without an appointment. Doctors can write prescriptions for common medications such as antibiotics, but not for drugs such as painkillers. The direct-to-consumer service is available in 43 states and Washington, D.C.; about 10,000 consumers enrolled in the first month. Find out more about "telehealth" services in Oklahoma here: heartlandtrc.org/state/oklahoma/