Telemedicine 101: Making Healthcare More Convenient and Accessible for You and Your Loved Ones
As technology continues to advance, telemedicine has become an increasingly popular and convenient option for healthcare delivery.
The post pandemic world has shown us that there are some instances where an in-office doctor's appointment can be replaced by a simple phone call, or video chat. If headed to the doctor's office isn’t necessary, most would rather choose a convenient alternative to receive their medical care.
For many of our members, telemedicine offers a convenient and accessible way to receive medical care without having to leave the comfort of their own homes. In this post, we will explore how our members can take advantage of telemedicine and make healthcare more convenient and accessible.
What is Telemedicine?
DialCare, our contracted telemedicine provider, is a modern, easy to use telemedicine solution for non-emergency illnesses and general care. Members have direct access to state-licensed and fully credentialed doctors, via phone or video consultations, to receive treatment and advice for common ailments, including colds, the flu, rashes, and more. Doctors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, allowing members and their families convenient access to quality care from home, work, or on the go. When medically appropriate, a DialCare doctor may prescribe a short-term, non-DEA con- trolled medication that they can pick up at the pharmacy of their choice. Members can conveniently connect with a doctor and pay no consultation fee. Furthermore, with DialCare you can even schedule mental health appointments!
Why Use Telemedicine?
- Convenience: Telemedicine eliminates the need to travel to a doctor's office, allowing members to bypass any wait times, or drive times. With telemedicine, they can receive medical care from the comfort of their own homes
- Accessibility: For members living in remote or underserved areas, telemedicine can provide access to medical care that would otherwise be unavailable.
- Improved health outcomes: With the accessibility, and ease of meeting a doctor over the phone, patients with health problems can be more closely monitored; in turn, allowing for more successful and efficient treatment.
How to Use Telemedicine
With Sun Health and Dental, using telemedicine is simple. With just a quick call to our customer care team, you will be walked-through the entire sign up process, and can be on the phone with a doctor the very same day! Appointments can be made in the form of video chat, or phone call.