Neighborhood Health Plans new TELADOC lets you skip the waiting room and see a doctor on your I-phone!
Telemedicine is here and thriving.
Today in the northeast several health insurers offer their members the ability to have a Virtual Doctors Visit. With this emerging technology Neighborhood Health Plan members are now able to bypass the crowded doctors office and avoid the more costly visits to urgent care, or the ER.
TELADOC is an online service offered through a web camera enabled laptop, tablet or computer- or better yet through an app on your smart phone (I-phone or Droid). Patients can see a doctor who is licensed in their state and that physician can discuss symptoms, diagnose the issue and prescribe a treatment all over a SKYPE or FACETIME style video chat.
What does TELEADOC treat?
- Respiratory Infections
- Cold & Flu
- Other Common Illnesses
Members can register online and set up an account- or better yet- download the APP on their I-Phone or Droid here.
As an employee health benefits specialist clients are always asking me ways to save money- this is one great way. I love the telemedicine benefit for 4 reasons:
- Immediate Access- better experience for the patient- most patients are seen within 10 minutes!
- Low Cost (Same Copay as Primary Doctors Visit)
- Lower Cost to the insurer (lower claims mean lower renewal rates!)
- Frees up Primary Care Provider locations to address more urgent or complex cases
For more info please visit nhp.org/teladoc today. Or download and share this brochure.
Stephen Donohue is a licensed health insurance producer in several states including NH, MA and ME. He focuses on helping small business offer attractive benefits to their employees.