I participated in the Amwell blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own.
Life this summer has been crazy for us. From moving across country, having a new baby, traveling nonstop for business and to see family…it has been go go go with little to no stops for a breath. In the midst of all of this we lost health coverage for a couple of months as we waited for our new plan to kick in. Which has translated to medical bills piling high, because let me tell you – labor and delivery ain’t cheap. Neither are weekly well baby checks for a little guy that isn’t gaining weight as he should.
So when my little guy developed Thrush this last month while we were out of state the last thing I could afford was an emergency trip to Urgent Care for some thrush meds. I tried calling my doctor to get a prescription written over the phone – and that was a no go. So here were my options.
Wait until the trip was over and see our family doctor. This would cost us $110 + Meds.
Make a trip to urgent care and get the medications that afternoon. This is the option that we originally took. This cost us $1982 + Medication which was $172. And the trip went like this-
Dr: What can I do for you today?
Me: My son has thrush.
Dr: That is a diagnostic claim that you cannot make, what are his symptoms?
Me: White spots all over his mouth.
Dr: Let’s look…(opens sons mouth). Oh yes that is thrush here is your RX and Bill.
Well worth $2k…did I mention that the prescription had no refills?
So when the time came that our bottle of meds ran out before we managed to get back home and while our son still had thrush we knew we needed a new option. This is where Amwell swooped in and saved our pocket book from another major hit. For $49 we were able to have a video conference with a doctor in our hotel room. We were presented with alternative treatments that were more affordable (that I had no clue about) and had our questions and concerns addressed. Using advice given to us from an Amwell Doctor we used gentian violet which cost us a whooping $3 and got rid of the thrush for good.
So in my experience- Yes we love and highly recommend Amwell!
Amwell is an easy-to-use telehealth app that truly simplifies your life when sickness strikes without warning! Founded in 2006 by two doctors and it is the nation’s largest telehealth company. Amwell employs primary care and specialist physicians, as well as licensed behavioral therapists and registered dietitians. Doctors encounter everything from minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, and chronic condition management.
It’s seriously amazing! The entire appointment process from start to finish took about 20 minutes. It would take me longer to pack a diaper bag and load up the car! With the press of a button you are able to review every doctor’s credentials and select the provider that YOU want to connect with.
Easy access to local board certified medical professionals for the entire family, without having to leave the house equals this busy mom’s peace of mind and dream come true. Additionally many insurance companies even will cover telehealth visits! If you would like to give Amwell a try you can try it for FREE using code HASHTAGFREE.
So, the next time someone in your family wakes up with a laundry list of unexplained symptoms, check out telehealth with Amwell!