How Is Your Health?

Take A Different Approach: Why You Should Choose Telehealth Services

by Camila Davidson

If you don't use telehealth services, it's time to start. Telehealth services are a great way to get the medical care you need. Not sure what telehealth services are? They're a way for you to see your doctor without visiting their office. Telehealth providers conducted visits over the phone or through the computer. They offer you the same services you'd get by visiting your doctor's office. Telehealth services are especially beneficial for things like sinus infections and colds. Here are four reasons to use telehealth services

Stay in Bed

If you need to see the doctor, you need to get dressed for the visit. If you're sick, getting dressed can be downright uncomfortable. Not to mention the fact that you have to leave your bed for the visit. Telehealth services allow you to visit your doctor from the comfort of your own bed. That means you don't need to get dressed or leave your house. This is especially beneficial when you're sick. 

Save Money

You don't always get sick at the most opportune time. Sometimes you get sick when you're on a tight budget. When that happens, you may not be able to afford the co-pays and deductibles. In some cases, you might not have medical insurance at all. If that's the case, you may skip out on the medical care altogether. That's where telehealth services come into the picture. Telehealth services cost less than your typical office visit. But, you'll still get the same great care. If you need medication, your doctor will send the prescription to your local pharmacy. 

Avoid Germs

If you have an issue such as an ear infection or a UTI, you don't want to sit in a doctors office. Doctor's offices expose you to a wide variety of germs. The last thing you want is to come down with something worse while you wait for your doctor's appointment. Now that COVID-19 is going around, you want to avoid as many germs as possible. Telehealth services let you do that. Because you don't need to sit in the doctor's office, you can avoid the germs. 

Protect Others

If you have symptoms associated with COVID-19, telehealth services are your best option. This is especially true for initial medical help. Telehealth services provide basic screening for COVID-19. If your doctor feels that you need medical care, they'll give you instructions. In the meantime, telehealth services help you protect others.