Save Money, Save Time, See a Doctor Online with Amwell

 Disclosure Compensation600x280_Amwell_121114Let’s face it. Seeing a doctor can be both expensive and time consuming. That is especially the case when it’s an unexpected visit for a sudden illness or injury. It’s especially frustrating when often times we know from prior experience that treatment will likely be simple, but a doctor is required to confirm a diagnosis and also to prescribe medication to make us better.

Plus, it’s not always convenient or easy to get to the doctor when you or your kids need to. Working around work and school schedules or dealing with childcare or transportation issues add to the difficulty. I know that when I was working a 9-5 job it was especially hard to get out of MY office during the same hours the doctor’s office was open. Weekends can be even more difficult to get in to see a doctor.

And, if you’re a mom with young children who gets sick and needs to get to the doctor, it can be a big ordeal to get yourself to the doctor’s office while bringing the kids along. To top it off, when you’re sick and not feeling well, the last thing you want to do is get up, get dressed and drive yourself to the doctor’s office!

Amwell App

That’s where Amwell comes in. It lets you connect with medical providers, immediately, from the comfort of your own home or office. There is no need to call ahead or wait for a provider to see you – you simply log on to your iPhone or iPad. On the 4th of July we were at my Mom’s house when my sister started having pain and redness in her eye. It got to the point where she knew she had to do something about it, but it was the 4th of July. Of course her doctor wasn’t available on a holiday and my mom doesn’t live anywhere near anyplace that could see her on a holiday. Luckily, I already knew about Amwell. She used her smartphone to get in contact with a doctor. In a matter of minutes the doctor was able to diagnose that my sister had conjunctivitis and sent in a prescription directly to the drug store nearest my mom’s house. She picked up her prescription right away and was on her way to a complete recovery. She was so happy I suggested she use Amwell and we will both turn to it in the future.

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No matter whether you choose to use Amwell online or through the mobile app, you’ll be connected with a doctor who is local and licensed in your state of residence. The standard visit is scheduled for 10 minutes, but you can add time if you find it necessary. An Amwell visit is very similar to an in-office visit. The doctor can review your medical history, answer questions, make diagnoses, offer treatment and prescribe medication (in states where allowed). If a prescription is made, it will be sent straight to your pharmacy. Very handy!

Amwell Screens

Amwell also offers visits with therapists and nutritionists. This is a convenient way to have questions answered and consult with a professional on mental health issues or your nutrition. Privacy is paramount for Amwell and it is a secure, private, HIPPA compliant way to get the medical services you need. Amwell is accepted by many major insurance carriers, and more are being added every day. Enter your health insurance information when you log in for a lower cost visit.

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I think my sister was as surprised as I was the first time I used Amwell at how easy the app is to use. It takes just a few minutes to set it up and be ready to talk with a doctor face to face right over a smartphone. With that face-to-face contact, I felt like I had my doctor’s complete attention and my sister said the same about her visit. We both felt assured we were receiving the same treatment we would in a doctor’s office, but it was much more comfortable because we were at home or, in my sister’s case, at Mom’s house.

Amwell has grown a lot since I first used it last year and it is positioning itself to be ‘the Amazon of health care’. Check out this article about Amwell in the Wall Street Journal.

 

 

Cost: An Amwell session costs only $49. Some insurance companies and employers cover telehealth visits. For those instances, Amwell offers a printable receipt that you can use for insurance reimbursement.

Try it for $1: Ready to give Amwell a try? Use the codeTELEVISIT18 to get your first visit for only $1.

thriftyjinxy@live.com' About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.

Comments

  1. dsargen3@gmail.com' Catherine S says:

    This is such a great service. I used them when I had a sinus and ear infection. It was so quick and easy to talk with a doctor.

  2. AmWell is such a convenient service. It’s so much easier than dragging yourself to the doctor when you don’t feel good.

  3. This is a great option for families who are under insured.

  4. I think this is such a great idea. With 7 kids it is hard to get to a doctor when I need to ask a quick question or be seen for something minor. Plus I hate taking my kids into a germ filled waiting room. Something like this I’d for sure use!

  5. I’ve used Amwell several times, and I love it. It’s super convenient, and the doctors really know their stuff.

  6. I’m one of those people who avoid going to the doctor’s office, I always wished I could have one come to my home. Amwell sounds like my dream come true. I’m definitely going to check and see if my insurance is covered. I absolutely love this!

  7. This seems like it would save so much time and money. I need to keep this in mind!

  8. Amwell sounds great. I’ve never used it, but I will definitely give it a shot. I’d love to NOT have to actually leave my house when I’m sick.

  9. I’ve heard of this service and I think it’s fantastic. Definitely something I need to introduce to my mother.

  10. I have read a lot of positive reviews about Amwell. I think this is a great idea. Personally, I hate going to the doctor because it takes you to wait like forever only to be in the doctor’s office for 15 minutes! Amwell is a great option to seek diagnosis and treatment! BTW, thanks for the discount code!

  11. This would be a huge time saver. Sometimes heading to the doctors office or a clinic just isn’t a convenient option!

  12. An opportunity to give my sick child the medical attention they need without leaving the house? Amwell sounds like a total win!

  13. Amwell sounds like such a great service. I hate going to the doctor because you end up waiting for so long before you actually see a doctor.

  14. I have heard a lot of good things about Amwell, but I have never tried them. I think I need to. It would be great to have a doctor on call 24/7.

  15. annb10@rogers.com' Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I hate to go in to my family Doctor when I have the flu or a cold. I do not want to spread my germs to everyone. I will have to try Amwell the next time.

  16. I never go to the doctor! I’m seriously considering using Amwell next time. I love that they are on call 24/7.

  17. Ive heard a lot about the AMWell service. This will save so many people time for medical assistance!

  18. savvysavingcouple@gmail.com' Amy Desrosiers says:

    I love that Amwell provides such a great service like this. I think it is super convenient.

  19. I ilove the convenience of this service. I recently used it for my second time, and I couldn’t have been happier.

  20. wilsonre09@gmail.com' Robin Rue says:

    Amwell definitely looks like the way to go especially for busy moms like me. I will have to remember this!

  21. wilsonre09@gmail.com' Mellissa Williams says:

    I absolutely hate having to drag myself to the doctor when I am not feeling well. This service looks perfect!

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