We head back to school in just a couple of days. That means that for the next nine months it is very important that we can reach a doctor and avoid those annoying messages from the school district about absences. Unfortunately doctor’s offices don’t always have the time for us, even when I explain I need send a note back to school with the girls. That means I have to head to an urgent care which is a much more expensive deductible and frequently means I’m in there for not a very urgent reason. That’s why I’m so glad to know that there are tele-medicine places like American Well available to help me out when time is a factor.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and Amwell. All opinions are my own.
During the school year there is very little time available for trips to the doctor, especially when as an experienced mom of four children ages 27 to 10 I have a pretty good idea of what is needed. Going to the doctor, emergency room or urgent care not only eats up a lot of time, but also exposes them to other health dangers that may be more serious than the one we are treating. It is also frequently a lot more expensive that being able to visit Amwell.
Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company, connecting users with board-certified, licensed doctors, dieticians and psychologists for immediate and live, online visits—day or night, on either mobile or desktop.They employ primary care, specialist physicians, licensed behavioral therapists and registered dietitians to meet our patients’ health and wellness needs. Doctors in Amwell’s app are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy — all from the comfort of your home.
Amwell is so convenient. You know those middle of the night wakes up with a fever, ear pain or vomiting? You can immediately get help because this service is available 24/7. No need to wait until the doctor’s office opens. They help with a variety of health issues. For parents like me I’m happy to know they can help me with those every day health problems which usually start just weeks after the girls head back to school. It seems like they are now exposed to all their other friends with symptoms from:
- Sinus infection
- Sore throat
- Respiratory infection
It’s not only a time saver for us, but it also saves money too. This is especially true for my college aged daughter when according to the Healthcare Blue Book, it can cost $82 for first-time patients but Amwell offers a $49 physician visit. This offers a savings of $33. This is a great option for college students, especially, those between jobs and without insurance.
You simply head online using your phone, iPad, or laptop. Select your provider based on the situation and if you have already set up your account all your information is in there from allergies to certain medications to your insurance information.
Money saving tip: Use the code HEALTHY36 and get your first visit to Amwell for $1.00. It is only available for a limited time so be sure to use it -before you lose it.