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3 Ways Teladoc Helps Protect You During the COVID-19 Crisis

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

These days everybody is concerned about Coronavirus and COVID-19. The pandemic appears to be reaching every corner of the United States; our understanding of the disease evolves every day. And while there’s reason to be concerned, there’s no need to panic, especially if you’re young and healthy.

Teladoc gives you access to board certified physicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just reach out through your phone or the Teladoc mobile app. Your membership entitles you to unlimited consultations, with no copay. Here are three ways that can help you in times like these:

1. Teladoc helps keep you out of the doctor's office and ER

When there’s an epidemic, the last place you want to be is in an emergency room or doctor’s office. Especially if you’re going for a non-emergency, routine condition that can be readily diagnosed and treated.

Teladoc board certified physicians can provide prompt diagnosis anytime of the day or night, prescribe medications and update your medical records. It’s fast and efficient.

And because Teladoc provides virtual care, you don’t have to travel to a doctor’s office during this time when we’re all being asked to stay at home.

2. If You Think You’ve Contracted the Disease, Teladoc can Help

By now, we’re all on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19 — fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you think you have the disease, you can reach out to Teladoc. A physician will discuss your symptoms, evaluate your risk and provide guidance.

Of course, if you have COVID-19 restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

3. A Reliable Source of Information

News about the virus changes every day. What’s the CDC saying? What are the symptoms? How does it spread? Teladoc maintains a COVID-19 FAQS page on its site and it’s updated regularly. And a doctor is just one click away.

More Alliance Direct Benefits 

Teladoc is one of the many ways the Alliance Direct Benefits Value Plan takes care of members in emergencies. The plan also includes ID Theft Resolution Services, Global Emergency Services, and Roadside assistance. For prices that start at under $15.

It’s a lot of peace of mind for a very small price. If you’re not a member, join today.