“Used #Teladoc twice. Highly impressed and grateful to have the option.”
— @elbyviau, Benefits Plan member, via Twitter
It’s flu season and you know the symptoms all too well. Your body aches, your nose is runny, and you can’t get warm no matter how many blankets you wrap yourself in. You know you should see a doctor, but you just want to stay in bed. With Teladoc, you can do both.
Teladoc is a telemedicine option for employees and their family members with medical coverage* through the Board of Pensions. Here are three reasons to use Teladoc.
You can get an appointment any time. Teladoc gives you 24/7 access to U.S. Board-certified doctors by phone, video, or mobile app. Request a consult any time, including nights, weekends, and holidays, when you can’t get an appointment with your family doctor.
You don’t have to leave your house. Who says doctors don’t make house calls anymore? You can consult with a Teladoc doctor from your home or anywhere. And, there’s no sitting and waiting at the doctor’s office. Just request a consult and a doctor who’s licensed in your state will contact you in minutes.
You can save money. You can expect to pay less for a Teladoc consult than you would for a doctor’s office visit or a visit to an urgent care center. If you are enrolled in the PPO or EPO, you pay a $10 copay for each Teladoc consult. If you are enrolled in the HDHP, the cost for a Teladoc consult is $45 (you pay the full amount until you meet the annual deductible).