Are you Panicking? Have a Urgent Care Need?
Today’s conversation is sponsored by Amwell.
Amwell can ease your mind
You’ve had it happen. And when it does happen, it’s always on the weekend, late at a night or a holiday. You feel sick or worried and you need to talk to a doctor to ease your mind. Sure, sometimes you can wait to get answers until your doctor’s office opens, but sometimes you just can’t wait. So you go to an emergency room or urgent care. Uggh, I can’t even. But we all know that’s the very last alternative when you need medical answers now. Or is it?
I was recently introduced to Amwell, which is the nation’s largest telehealth company, connecting users with board-certified, licensed doctors, dietitians and psychologists for immediate and live, online visits—day or night, on either mobile or desktop. They are available 24/7, with doctors always available to talk to you about such things as bronchitis, cough, sinus infection, sore throat, urinary tract, infection, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, pinkeye, flu, sprains and strains, cold, respiratory infection, headache, depression, anxiety, weight concerns, and smoking cessation.
It’s Easy to Talk to Doctors from your Home
So how easy is it to use a telehealth service? It took me 1 minute to log-in, 2 minutes to download a video viewing app, 2 minutes to fill out my health survey and profile, and 1 minute to upload a picture of my issues.
I then goofed around doing blogging things and watching TV and then I was finally ready to talk to the doctor at 12:30 am. So I came back and choose an available doctor.
Because I goofed around, I had to re-enter some of my medical information but I liked that because I felt they were respecting my privacy. When the doctor came on the screen, she was very helpful. I actually had a concern which involved further testing, but she told me exactly what kind of doctor to go to and said she wouldn’t bill me for the service! (I had a coupon code and I have one for you and the end of this article too!)
Watch this short video to see the service in action:
Here’s the reasons I prefer Amwell:
- Quick Prescriptions. The doctor can order your medicine right to your pharmacy and it will be ready when you get there.
- Instead of worrying all night, getting bad information from some forum, or heading to the ER, I can just call Amwell and get seen by a real doctor who can help me with my issues.
- Lower cost. Online visits to Amwell are a real cost saving. In-office visits often cost $82 for first-time patients according to the Healthcare Blue Book, Amwell offers a $49 physician visit – a savings of $33.
Try Amwell yourself for $1!
Simply log on to Amwell.com or call 1-844-SEE-DOCS (1-844-733-3627) to connect with board-certified doctors in your area. Use my special code BEWELL9 for a $1 doctor’s visit. (That’s a $48 Freebie folks!)