It’s midnight and your child has a raging fever. With your computer, tablet or smartphone, you can now connect with a board-certified doctor online in a two-way live video chat.
Virtual medical visits are available 24/7, and save time and money for patients and healthcare providers. In some states, prescriptions can be sent directly to your pharmacy. You can pay for your “visit” using a credit card, receive a report to share with your primary care physician, and request a receipt for insurance purposes. But virtual doctor visits do not replace routine health screenings and tests, or emergency room trips when time is of the essence.