Have a sick child but can’t make it to the doctor’s office? Find out how you can use Amwell online doctor visits to get medical advice from the convenience of your own home.
When my 5 year old daughter got off the bus crying and complaining of a tummy ache, I was worried. This year’s flu season is particularly bad and we’ve been crossing our fingers that nobody gets sick. Even though we’ve all gotten the flu shot, you just never know. After about an hour, things got worse and Keira started vomiting. She definitely had something…I just wasn’t sure what it was.
Luckily she didn’t have a temperature so I set her up on the couch with a blanket, teddy, water and her favorite shows. About an hour later she vomited again. I thought about urgent care but the poor thing was already having such a hard time. I didn’t want to make her more uncomfortable by dragging her to urgent care, where we’d just sit in a waiting room until someone had time to see her.
Amwell Online Doctor Visits
I decided to try an Amwell online doctor visit instead. I’d recently heard about Amwell and wanted to give it a try. As the largest telehealth company, I’d be able to have a live, online visit with board certified, licensed doctors. The best part was that I could do it from the comfort of our home. Skip the germy waiting room? I’m in!
I jumped on my computer (you can use your phone too) and downloaded the app. I used Google Play but you can also download Amwell from the Apple App Store. Using the code MOM36 will allow you to take 25% off an urgent care visit through December 31, 2018.
I love that Amwell is accessible 24 hours a day so that if my child wakes up sick at 4am, we don’t have to wait until morning to talk to a doctor. Not only do the Amwell doctors provide medical advice, they can even write prescriptions and have them sent to the pharmacy of your choice.
It was easy to register. I entered my name, address and insurance information. There was also an option to enter past medical history. Keira didn’t really have any but this would be especially useful for those that have chronic conditions.
Once I was in the system, I was able to select from a list of doctors, all with bios listed. I found one whose bio I liked, though I also had the option to choose from first available. I selected her and waited until she was available. It only took about 5 minutes, much less time than our usual doctor’s visits.
The doctor was knowledgeable and professional. I described Keira’s symptoms and we discussed what could be wrong. While she explained that it was too soon to know for sure if Keira did or didn’t have the flu, she told me what symptoms to look for and what I could do for Keira in the meantime. It felt just like I was in our regular doctor’s office. In the end Keira didn’t have the flu but being able to talk to a doctor about it made me feel a whole lot better.
I love how convenient it was to use Amwell from the comfort of my own home. It was such a relief to be able to keep Keira comfortable, yet still be able to talk with a certified doctor about what might be wrong. It really gave me peace of mind and I’ll definitely be using the Amwell doctors again.
The bonus was that not only were prices reasonable, Amwell even accepted my insurance. They treat a lots of different conditions, too. We can consult them for minor health issues, general concerns, prescription refills and even to manage chronic conditions. They also have more than just primary care physicians and specialists. If the need arises, we can consult with licensed behavioral therapists, dietitians and more.
Take 25% Off Your Next Amwell Visit
If you’re a busy mom like me, you’ll appreciate the convenience of Amwell as much as I did! Urgent care visits are $59 but if you have a qualifying health insurance plan, you’ll pay even less. Want to try it out for yourself? Use my code MOM36 to take 25% off an urgent care visit (good through 12/31/18).
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