Virtual Health Care has been developing over the last few years. Now with our current circumstances with Covid-19, its timing couldn’t have been better.
Virtual Health Care are online platforms provided to us from various Life Insurance carriers in Canada. I will break it down in 3 steps:
1) Describe your symptoms through an app…a doctor will review your information
2) Chat with a Doctor…a consultation will occur via text, video or audio chat
3) Get a diagnosis or prescription…as necessary during your consultation
It has been reported that 1 in 5 Canadians reported waiting 7 or more days for a medical appointment to see a family doctor.
What kind of medical issues are we talking about? Things like…fever, flu, UTI, ear ache, strep throat, joint pain, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation,… etc. It is a safe and effective for common non-emergency issues. Things you likely don’t want to leave the comfort of your home for or take a sick day.
It can also be used for medical referrals, online prescriptions, sick notes, and lab work. Prescriptions can be delivered to your door or you can pick them up at your local pharmacist. Of course, if you are experiencing an emergency it is always suggested that you call 911 or proceed to your local hospital emergency room.
This convenient virtual service allows employees to get the medical care they need from home or at the office while keeping employer costs down. Stats show that 91% of first time calls are resolved and that 65% avoid workplace absenteeism.
The cost for this virtual service is generated on a per employee rate. As it varies from provider to provider, give me a call to discuss what options are available to you.
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