The average person pays $146 an office visit, according to a 2016 study in Health Affairs. I’m sure that the price has only increased the past couple of years.
As an additional cost, if you work during office hours, then you will have to take time off from your job to visit the doctor. For a non-emergency issue, missing a day’s worth of work and paying an additional $146 can be quite a costly event.
Telemedicine is more convenient and less expensive than doctor’s visits for non-emergency ailments. A virtual telemedicine appointment costs an average of $79. With telemedicine, you can see a doctor using any device, outside of business hours, which will prevent you from needing to take unnecessary time off from work. And, by eliminating the need to travel to and from the doctor’s office, telehealth can save people hundreds of dollars over a several-year period, as found in a 2017 study.
If deemed medically necessary, our doctors will then send a prescription directly to your local pharmacy.
Why go to the doctor (and risk getting even sicker in the waiting room), when you can talk to a doctor live – 24/7/365 – without having to leave your house?
With Telemedicine, there is no more missing work, ER visits for non-emergency ailments, or waiting in a doctor’s office.
With all these benefits, it’s no wonder patients are happy with the care they receive through telemedicine, with 83% saying that their care was as good or better than an in-person visit to the doctor’s office!