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9 Reasons to Try Telehealth

9 Reasons to Try Telehealth

Written By: Ashley Kane on August 03, 2021

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Telehealth doctors can provide advice and treatment options for a variety of health concerns — including many common conditions. While your local doctor or urgent care clinic can also provide these services, there are times when a telehealth visit may be a better option. Here are nine reasons to consider using telehealth: 

It’s quick: You don’t have to carve time out of your busy schedule to drive to and from a doctor’s office or urgent care center — or to sit in a reception area. An Amwell visit lasts 10-15 minutes, and you spend all of it one-on-one with the doctor.   

It’s available when you need it: You can see an Amwell doctor anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Holidays? Evening hours? Weekends? Our doctors are always available. 

You don’t have to travel: No need to call a babysitter or leave your school or office to get to the doctor; telehealth is as close as your computer, smartphone, or tablet. 

You don’t need an appointment: If you love your usual doctor but they can’t see you for two weeks, an Amwell doctor can see you now. And if you’re traveling, we can help with things like short-term prescription refills.  

You don’t even have to get off your couch: Instead of getting out of your pajamas and into street clothes, you can fix yourself a cup of tea and wrap up in a cozy comforter for your telehealth visit. No more sitting in waiting rooms, trying to avoid other patients’ germs. 

You don’t have to wait to feel better: If you’re aching, itching, or sneezing like mad, you want relief as quickly as possible. Telehealth is on demand; just log on and have a visit. If a prescription is appropriate, the doctor can send it right to your preferred pharmacy, right away. 

You can get answers to your questions: If you’re wondering what that rash is, what to do about medication side-effects, whether your child is well enough to go to school, or a host of other questions, Amwell’s board-certified doctors can give you expert medical advice and peace of mind. 

It can save you money: With Amwell, medical visits cost $79 or less, depending on your insurance. You can pay on your own if you don’t have insurance, and you always know the price before you start a visit. There are no contracts, subscriptions, or other fees. 

It’s easy: You can create an account and request a visit in just a few minutes using the Amwell app for iPhone or Android, or from the website.  

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