For the minor health issues in life, seeing your doctor virtually is rapidly becoming the favored way for someone to seek immediate help any time – day or night.
And these days, skipping the waiting room and connecting with your doctor via a video chat is one way many health care providers are trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
So, how does a virtual doctor’s office visit (commonly known as telemedicine) work?
It’s as easy as picking up a smart phone or tablet or by logging in on a computer anytime.
Telemedicine utilizes smart phones, personal computers and tablet technology to access live video chats. Physicians have remote access to your records, so they can prescribe medications.
Some of the medical conditions that can be treated over this kind of video chat are:
With this technology making it easier for doctors and patients to connect, patients are more likely to seek care at the first sign of illness. In turn, this can increase the patient’s chances for a complete and speedy recovery.
And better yet, employees don’t have to take off hours of work at a time to travel to the doctor (and these days with kids in tow), plus there are no network penalties for Allied National Funding Advantage members. Care is offered 24/7/365.
By taking advantage of virtual visits for non-emergency appointments, you can help keep community members and medical professionals healthy.
Almost every industry is shaped by technology, and the medical industry is no exception. The future of health care is looking brighter and more accessible, all thanks to technological advancements such as telemedicine.
If you’re a Funding Advantage plan member, you can use your telehealth benefit and video chat with a health care provider through the Allied Member Connection app or online at member.alliednational.com.
If you’re an Allied Cost Saver plan member, you can use Teladoc to connect virtually by visiting www.teladoc.com or you can call 877-358-9631 to get started.
Check out our short video to learn more about telehealth!
Founded in 1970, Allied is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. Allied National is a 90 Degree Benefits Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield Alabama. As the small group benefit experts, Allied works with small business employers to provide unique and affordable group health benefits.
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Allied National is a 90 Degree Benefits Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Founded in 1970, Allied National is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. We're the small group benefit experts working to provide unique and affordable group health benefits to small business employers.