Teladoc - Talk to an Online Doctor 24 Hours a Day
In this new era of virtual technology, are you taking advantage of the value of telemedicine?
For only $10 a month, many common health issues can be treated online through telehealth virtual doctor visits like those offered through our partner, Teladoc.
If you’re having cold or flu symptoms, allergies, infections, skin issues, or you’re just worried about your newborn baby, an online medical consultation with a real doctor can bring you peace of mind.
Teladoc’s platform enables you to have a virtual medical exam with one of over 3100 real doctors from the comfort of your own home on your phone or computer… for only $10 a month! ($20 if you have a family).
Teladoc doctors can also prescribe medication if necessary, and you don’t need insurance to get Teladoc!
Talking to a doctor online has never been easier, or more affordable. For only $10 a month, you get unlimited access to Teladoc’s vast network of virtual doctors and professionals who can answer any medical question you have, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Save time or a potentially expensive trip to urgent care! Time is our most precious and valuable commodity, so take control of your life and get faster healthcare through telemedicine for only $10 a month! That value is impossible to beat in the healthcare industry!
What is Teladoc?
Teladoc is the nation’s leading telemedicine service. Offered by AgileHealthInsurance as a monthly membership, Teladoc allows you to talk to a doctor online or over the phone whenever you want to make an appointment.
Is Teladoc Health Insurance?
No, Teladoc is not health insurance, it’s a service connecting you to a doctor online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Anyone can join regardless of pre-existing conditions and receive the treatment they need in a timely, expedient manner.
Are these REAL doctors?
Yes, these are real doctors who live in the U.S. and are licensed to practice in your state. Teladoc delivers quality care from a network of licensed healthcare professionals. As a member you’ll be connected to board-certified physicians who go through rigorous training and credentialing. Whenever you request a visit, Teladoc will search its network of U.S. board-certified physicians, dermatologists, and therapists to pair you with an available doctor who can treat you online.
When can I speak to a doctor online?
As a Teladoc member you can get connected to licensed doctor in a matter of minutes, or you can schedule an appointment for whenever is convenient. Their website makes it easy to schedule a virtual doctor appointment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Teladoc always has doctors available online to help you through any health issue.
How often can I talk to a doctor?
You can have an online doctor visit as frequently as you want. As long as you’re a Teladoc member, you have unlimited access to their networks of virtual doctors. You can take as much time as you need with each appointment and ask any medical questions you have, there’s no time limit or extra fees.
Can a virtual doctor diagnose my condition?
Teladoc has a large network of board-certified doctors ready to talk to you. They are licensed in your state to diagnose a range of conditions. Depending on the situation, they may recommend you schedule an appointment with an in-person specialist for further treatment.
Can a virtual doctor prescribe medication?
Yes, Teladoc works with online doctors who can write prescriptions for many conditions if it is medically called for sinus infections, colds, allergies, skin issues, some STDs, and more conditions listed below. If the doctor feels it’s appropriate to prescribe a medication, it is submitted to the pharmacy of your choice electronically through SureScripts or over the phone.
Teladoc itself does not dispense or guarantee prescriptions and they leave it up to the doctor to recommend the best treatment plan for each patient. As a general rule, Teladoc doctors do not issue prescriptions for substances which are controlled by the DEA or addictive, like benzodiazepines and opiate-based painkillers.
Non-therapeutic drugs such as Viagra and Cialis are also not prescribed by Teladoc doctors.
When should I make a virtual doctor appointment?
You should use Teladoc to make a virtual doctor appointment whenever you feel you have a medical situation that is not urgent or life threatening. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, go to the nearest urgent care or hospital.
Can I use Teladoc instead of my primary care physician?
Teladoc is designed to supplement and support your relationship with your existing doctor. Even if you have a doctor who you see regularly, you can take advantage of the services because you don’t have to leave work, spend time in the car, and wait in an office. You can also send your visit results to your primary care physician. Depending on the condition, talking to a doctor online could save you a trip to the urgent care.
What conditions can a virtual doctor treat?
Telehealth doctors can diagnose many common health issues and prescribe a treatment plan to get you feeling better fast. Here are some other common conditions that can be treated online through Teladoc:
- Abdominal Pain/Cramps
- Acid Reflux
- Animal/Insect bite
- Blood Pressure issues
- Bowel/Digestive issues
- Ear Infection
- Joint Pain/Swelling
- Pink eye
- Poison Ivy/Oak
- Respiratory infection
- Skin problem
- Sore throat
- Sprains & Strains
- UTI/Urinary issues
- Vaginal/menstrual issues
- Yeast infection
How do the online appointments work?
Online doctor appointments are similar to having a physician come to your home - except it’s a lot more affordable and convenient. Whenever you feel unwell or have a health question, all you need to do is set up an online appointment. Teladoc doctors are available to speak anytime, day or night. Got a busy schedule? Select the time that’s best for you by choosing “schedule” instead of “as soon as possible.”
Do I have to use a webcam to talk to a doctor online?
With Teladoc, appointment requests can be made by web, phone, or mobile app. If you would prefer to not use a camera, you can use the phone option. Just call 1-800-Teladoc and provide your account information.
How Do I Start Using Teladoc?
Before you can make an online appointment, you need to enroll in a Teladoc individual or Teladoc family plan. You can register on Teladoc’s website to complete the enrollment process. Teladoc is available in most states and in the District of Columbia, however it is not available outside of the country.
After you enroll, it takes two days for your account to be created. Once your registration is complete, you start scheduling a consultation with one of Teladoc’s thousands of doctors nationwide whenever you’re ready.
How do I register?
Signing up for Teladoc is easy. Below you will find a step-by-step guide to registration:
- Visit member.teladoc.com/registrations
- Enter your personal information.
- Under “Do you have a username?,” select “No, I don't know my username.”
- Under “How did you find out about Teladoc?,” select “My employer or insurance provider offers me access to Teladoc.”
- Type in "Agile Health Insurance" under “Who is your employer or insurance provider?” and select it from the drop-down menu.
- Click CONTINUE.
- Proceed with entering your new account information.
Is my electronic health health record kept private?
Teladoc member health records and personal information are always kept private and and protected by robust encryption methods. You have complete control over who can see the information in your account.
Do I need a telehealth service like Teladoc if I already have insurance?
Having a doctor on call whenever you need makes a huge difference in your life. Even if you have health insurance you can still benefit from access to virtual doctors. It’s a low cost expense with high value, so it’s certainly worth giving it a try.
Take advantage of this amazing time in telemedicine.