Telemedicine-an employee benefit that pays for itself.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine uses technology to make healthcare accessible any time of the day or night. US Board certified doctors and pediatricians, licensed in your state are available by phone, online video consultations or Mobile App, 24/7 and 365 days a year. Call A Doctor Plus utilizes the technology of Teladoc, the oldest and largest telemedicine company in the US.
How does it work?
Members pay a low monthly fee for unlimited access to medical care for their family with no deductibles or copays. They complete a medical history which is available to Teladoc physicians. The average wait time for a consultation is only 14 minutes, day or night. Many common ailments can be diagnosed over the phone, questions answered and prescriptions called in to local pharmacies via Sure Scripts saving the time and expense of a visit to the Emergency Room or doctor’s office. Take a minute to watch this video to learn more.
Who can benefit?
Employees benefit from 24/7/365 access to medical care with no charge per call and no copays or deductibles.
Employers without medical plans can make telemedicine available at a lower cost to their employees than individually purchased memberships at no cost to the company.
Employers with traditional insurance plans can lower their insurance costs through plan design changes such as higher deductibles and copays, rate adjustments and carrier credits for telemedicine. When employees use fewer medical services covered by your insurance plan, companies experience lower premium costs and rate increases.
Self-Insured Employers experience direct reductions to medical costs for their employees.
How much does it cost?
The monthly cost for unlimited access to Call A Doctor Plus for a family of up to six individuals is less than one hour’s pay for most employees. Whether paid by employer or employee, Call A Doctor Plus delivers a great value.
How much can I save?
Over 66% of ER and Urgent Care visits are for non-emergency reasons such as ear, sinus and upper respiratory infections which occur when traditional Doctors Offices are closed. UsingCall A Doctor Plus to avoid ER visits means a substantial reduction in medical costs. Our studies show that each time an employee uses Call A Doctor Plus, an average of $338 is saved on medical expenses and $87 is saved on productivity losses due to illness.
What is the Plus in Call a Doctor Plus?
Call A Doctor Plus combines Teladoc, the oldest and largest Telemedicine provider in the US with additional resources to assist members with many of the most stressful issues families face: Child Care, Elder Care, Financial and Legal issues, Medical Bills, College Planning, Adoption, and Prescription discounts.
How do I get started?
Individuals can sign up any time they like Here. For employers, we need to ask a few simple questions to put together a proposal for your needs. To request a proposal, please send us a message Here.
Why is Call A Doctor Plus the best option for these services?
The more often employees use telemedicine, the more you and they save. Because there is no per use charge, utilization is maximized. We provide ongoing education to encourage utilization.
Also, 97% of our members report they are “very” satisfied. All calls are confidential, recorded and HIPAA compliant. Call A Doctor Plus is available in 170 languages. Some of our clients appear below:
I woke up one night in the wee hours unable to sleep because of pain in my neck. As time went by the pain was noticeably growing down my left arm, so I decided to do a little research on-line...which immediately gave me 5 or 6 possibilities-one of which was a heart attack. So I decided to call Call A Doctor Plus.
Within minutes I was speaking to a doctor at 4AM, a very relaxed conversation. She assured me it was not a heart attack but a pinched nerve, and suggested I take some ibuprofen and it would go away in a couple of days. I did and it did.
Not going to the emergency room probably paid for my next ten years of premiums for Call A Doctor Plus.
Telehealth is a super convenient and time saving program. Setting up a profile only takes about 10-15 minutes. The first time I used it I was shocked at how easy it was. It was about 2AM on a weeknight when I tried it out. After explaining my symptoms online I received a phone call from a doctor only about 15 minutes later. I told him about my symptoms and past medical history and he was quickly able to send me a prescription to a pharmacy of my choice here in Columbia. It was the quickest and easiest experience I've ever had when needing to see a doctor.
Got clipped by a tree branch last weekend while mountain biking. Within minutes was connected to a physician who was able to determine that my arm was not broken and suggested that I rest on it and see if it got better. Woke up 90% better and avoided a trip to the ER!