Virtual Visits: See a Doctor From Anywhere

By: AvMed Health Tips AvMed Health Smarts, Benefits, Men's Health, Preventive Care, Women's Health

Let’s face the facts: We’re all busy people. This always-connected world can leave us with very little free time. And before you know it, that doctor’s appointment you haven’t scheduled keeps getting pushed further and further back. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and forget about your health.

It doesn’t have to be that way. With AvMed Virtual Visits powered by MDLIVE, you don’t even need to leave the house to see an AvMed Provider. Through this service, you can see a doctor on your computer or smart device for your nonemergency health issue. Now you really have no excuse for letting that runny nose or ear ache slide when you’re tight on time or your Primary Care Physician is unavailable.

Thanks to AvMed Virtual Visits, you have access to board-certified physicians around the clock whenever a need arises. No appointment is needed to see a doctor: Whether it’s 2 pm or 2 am wherever you are, there’s someone available to talk to you about your health issue. You simply pay the applicable coinsurance/copay indicated within your plan.

Virtual Visits is especially convenient if you’re on the road. Instead of spending time worrying about getting medical care in another state or another country, you can spend that time talking to a doctor in just a few taps or clicks. Need a prescription? Prescriptions are available through Virtual Visits as well.

This convenient service is for nonemergency situations only. In case of emergency, you should always call 911. The following medical conditions and symptoms are just a few that can be treated through Virtual Visits:

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Cough
  • Ear ache
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Insect bites
  • Pink eye
  • Rash
  • Respiratory problems
  • Vomiting
  • … and more

Not all plans offer AvMed Virtual Visits. Check your eligibility by calling the number on the back of your AvMed Member ID Card. Ready to use AvMed Virtual Visits? Activate your account at the MDLIVE site for AvMed Members (members.mdlive.com/avmed/) or call 1-800-400-MDLIVE (6354).

 

EMBRACE | August 2018