Imagine not having to get dressed and travel to the doctor’s office when you’re ill – no sitting in a waiting room and swapping germs with other sick people before getting treatment for whatever bug has taken up residence in your system.
How about being able to have a consultation with a healthcare professional when your kid gets ill outside of your doctor’s business hours? Or not having to take time off work and pay for a doctor’s visit just to get the treatment that you know you need when your spring sinus infection hits once again? Or not ending up with thousands in emergency room bills when you couldn’t get to a doctor or urgent care clinic?
Telemedicine eliminates much of the cost, anxiety, and time-wasting annoyances associated with getting professional medical care for common conditions like allergies, rashes, colds and flu, sinus infections, and other easily diagnosed and treated illnesses.
With a telemedicine service, instead of visiting a doctor you arrange for a consultation via voice or video chat. You can use a phone, a smartphone app or your tablet/computer to speak with the doctor and describe your or a loved one’s symptoms. You can also send photos to the doctor, if you’re not using video chat and the problem involves a rash or other visible symptom.
The doctor will then typically provide advice for treating the problem at home, and may phone a prescription into the pharmacy of your choice if medically applicable to your situation.
:DentalPlans, a leader in providing affordable access to quality healthcare, has just launched two new telemedicine programs – :DP SmartHealth™ and :DP HealthNow™ – to provide significant savings on state-of-the-art health and wellness services. Telemedicine consultations, among other services, are always free for plan members. Without a plan, telemedicine consultations typically cost about $40.
:DP SmartHealth is a bundle of essential healthcare and wellness savings programs, offered at one low price for the savvy, health conscious consumer. The plan provides 24/7/365 access to quality medical care through phone or video consultations with experienced, locally-licensed family practitioners, primary care physicians, and internists who can diagnose, treat, and write prescriptions (when medically appropriate) to manage common problems such as flu, cold, sinus and respiratory infections, allergies, poison ivy, and other non-emergency illnesses.
:DPSmartHealth also provides additional discounts on essential services with a dental savings plan, reduced rates on vision – including Lasik – hearing, counseling and alternative health services, as well as deep discounts on a wide assortment of other popular wellness services and products. The plan even includes emergency medical travel assistance.
:DP HealthNow is intended for consumers who already have a dental savings plan or dental insurance. This bundle delivers professional services from licensed, experienced healthcare practitioners who can diagnose and treat – including writing prescriptions for a variety of common conditions, via phone or the internet.
Additionally, :DP HealthNow features on-call access to a broad range of experts who can provide insight on virtually any health or wellness issue, negotiate reduced costs on healthcare bills, help arrange necessary services, research treatment options, make medical appointments, and connect members to local resources. Counselors on call will work with members to help resolve personal issues ranging from addiction to depression, stress, and loss.
Both plans are backed by our world-class customer service. We know that people have lots of questions about telemedicine and plan members can count on our :DP AtYourService team for help and support every step of the way.
Both plans may be purchased through :DentalPlans at www.dentalplans.com. :DP SmartHealth is priced at $199.95 annually for an individual plan or $299.95 for a family plan. :DP HealthNow is $119.95 for an individual plan or $179.95 Family for a family plan. Both plans have a one-time non-refundable $20.00 processing fee.
:DP SmartHealth and :DP HealthNow are NOT health insurance. Full details of both plans can be found on www.dentalplans.com,and should be carefully reviewed before making a purchase. Plan availability and price may vary by state.
To learn more call one of our :DP AtYourService Customer Care Representatives at 1-800-238-5163.