Affordable Telemedicine Options in California
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Inexpensive Telemedicine Coverage in California
Telemedicine, or telehealth, has become much more popular in recent years, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people now take advantage of receiving medical diagnosis and treatment from the comfort of their home. Telemedicine uses the phone and video calling to let you access a medical provider without having to drive to another location, such as a clinic or hospital.
At Cost-U-Less Insurance, we offer affordable telemedicine plans for you and your family. Not only can you find good, low-cost medical options that offer peace of mind, you can save money with telemedicine.
What are the Benefits of Telemedicine?
You get convenience, ease of use, faster appointments and less expense. Today, it may be used for visits with doctors, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and behavioral and emotional providers, such as therapist and psychiatrists – without leaving your home.
Many plans operate 24/7/365 – so even if’s the middle of the night when something happens, you’ll be able to reach a provider. You won’t be sitting in a crowded emergency or waiting room for hours. Other benefits include:
- Convenient 6- and 12-month plans
- Coverage options include no copay or $25 per call
- Everyone in the family is covered
- Perfect option for those with no health insurance
- Comes with a variety of discounts that can save you money on prescriptions
Will This Save Me Money in California?
One of the biggest benefits of having the appropriate telemedicine plan is the savings. These plans are not expensive when you compare them to the possible costs of a visit to the ER or a doctor’s office or clinic. The American Medical Association estimates that 80% of visits to a medical facility could have been handled with telemedicine.
A typical visit to an ER costs in the neighborhood of $2,000 for a non-emergency. It’s estimated that a family of four can save an average of $1,000 by not going to the ER for non-emergency medical reasons.
What is the Difference Between Telemedicine and Telehealth?
There really isn’t any difference. The two terms are used interchangeably and both mean visiting with medical practitioners in a setting other than traditional brick and mortar buildings.
How Much are Telemedicine Plans for Californians?
Cost is dependent on what plan you choose. We have two tiers, including:
Whichever tier works best for you, you have an unlimited amount of calls and service during the plan period. You can choose a Gold Tier plan with a copay or Platinum Tier with no copay per callr!
What Are Some of the Conditions That Can Be Treated?
Sometimes it can be hard to decide when to go to the emergency room or when to wait it out. One of the benefits of telemedicine is that you can schedule a call with your medical practitioner and let them make the decision! Some more common illnesses that can be handled include:
- Back pain
- Pink eye
- Sore throat
- Ear ache
- Cold and flu
- Stomach ache, heartburn
- Urinary Tract Infection (18 or older)
- Skin conditions such as rashes, moles, eczema, and psoriasis
- Minor cuts and burns
- And more
If a patient is having trouble breathing, exhibiting signs of a heart attack or stroke or unexplained bleeding, you should call 911 or take them directly to the ER.
How Does It Work in CA?
It’s very simple. Once you sign yourself and your family up, you’ll receive a toll-free number that you can call and speak to a representative. This person will get basic information from you so they can route you to the appropriate person. In 15-30 minutes, you’ll be talking with a licensed U.S. medical practitioner. You’ll be able to get a diagnosis and a prescription, if necessary.
Find a Low-Cost Telemedicine Plan in California
Our Cost-U-Less telemedicine services are available throughout California. You can sign up for a , give us a call at 800-390-4071 or visit us at one of our locations.