Want to Visit the Doctor From the Comfort of Home? With UHC you Can!
June 19, 2015
The use of technology is healthcare is ever changing and evolving. One of the newer ways technology is being used is to provide consumers with the ability to have a virtual appointment with a doctor, from the comfort of their own home. Virtual appointments allow for video and audio communications between the doctor and the patient for minor medical situations such as allergies, bronchitis, sinus infections and more. The doctor can diagnose and provide any necessary prescriptions without seeing the patient in his actual office. The overall cost of a virtual visit is significantly less than an office visit, urgent care visit or ER visit. Members are still subject to copays or coinsurance as listed in their plan summaries.
UnitedHealthCare has expanded its coverage for virtual appointments for members of employers who have opted in. UHC has partnered with Doctor On Demand, Optum’s NowClinic and American Well’s Amwell to provide video-based virtual visits in 47 states and Washington, D.C. To find out if your plan covers virtual visits, and what providers are included, log on to www.myuhc.com today or use the UHC Health4Me app.
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