Telemedicine brings a doctor to your door

Telemedicine brings a doctor to your door

You stay in touch with friends on Facebook, ask Alexa for the weather, and text family with the latest news. Now, you can have a doctor come to you for a virtual house call, too.

02/01/2020

Teladoc® is a telemedicine provider that serves more than 4 million Medicare members nationwide. It’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Most ConnectiCare Medicare Advantage plans cover Teladoc visits for just $45 in 2020.*

Telemedicine offers convenience and peace of mind. Teladoc doctors can do many of the same things your primary care provider (PCP) does in an office. And a telemedicine visit can mean the difference between spending a night waiting in an emergency room and sleeping in your own bed.

Telemedicine fills gaps
Your PCP should always your best first stop for annual exams and non-emergency health concerns. But telemedicine can help fill in gaps when:

-          Weather makes travel difficult.

-          It’s outside of business hours or the weekend.

-          You’re not sure if you have a cold or the flu.

-          Your PCP isn’t available.

-          You’re on vacation.

Teladoc’s staff of board-certified doctors are available by phone or video chat. They can send prescriptions to your local pharmacy, if needed. You can register for Teladoc and request appointments through their mobile app for a smartphone or tablet, on your computer, or by phone.

What Teladoc doctors treat
Some of the most common reasons people over 65 use Teladoc are to consult a doctor for a:

-          Rash

-          Upper respiratory infection

-          Sinusitis (inflammation or swelling of sinus tissue lining)

-          Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways that carry air to your lungs)

-          Lower back pain

-          Urinary tract infection (UTI)

-          Cough

-          Sore throat

-          Dizziness

Other conditions Teladoc treats include seasonal allergies, bug bites, flu, pink eye, nasal congestion, arthritis, food poisoning, and sunburn.

Call 1-800-TELADOC (835-2362), visit teladoc.com/connecticare, or download the mobile app from your phone’s app store.


*Teladoc is not available to members of the Choice Dual (HMO D-SNP) plan. Those members can contact the ConnectiCare Nurseline at 1-877-489-0963 (TTY: 711) with non-emergency questions. Please check your plan documents for more information. Registration with Teladoc is required but free for qualifying members.

 

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