Do you remember when you needed to muster up the strength to go to the doctor’s office and wait in a crowded waiting room when you were sick? Although there are still situations when you may need to go in person to a provider’s office, there no longer is any doubt that virtual care is a great option in many instances. Angle Health is pleased to share the many benefits of telemedicine with its members, as we have found it offers much better access to medical care.
Improved technology and an increase in the number of providers who offer telemedicine services makes scheduling and “seeing” your provider easier than ever. Patients are finding that it is very convenient to communicate with their provider via video or phone and that the faster access is good for their health.
Telemedicine offers comfortable and convenient access. It relieves the burden of driving to the appointment and waiting at the doctor’s office. It also makes it much easier to book an appointment because you don’t have to factor in the travel time, or the need to arrange for child care while you are away from home. Telemedicine can be set up to provide access to qualified doctors seven days a week, 24 hours a day, so you don’t have to take off work to get to the appointment before the doctor’s office closes. With the longer hours and flexible scheduling, telemedicine visits can be fit more easily into a work or school schedule.
Getting medical care in your home or office setting is also wonderful. When you are not feeling well, often the last thing you want to do is get out of bed and drive to the doctor’s office. Being able to see your provider from the comfort of your own bed or sofa is magnificent.
Besides the benefits of comfort and convenience of virtual appointments, telemedicine also offers the benefit of avoiding contact with others who may also be ill. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has changed the way that we live our lives. However, one positive change that stems from the pandemic has been how it supported the widespread adoption of telemedicine. In order to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19 or the flu, providers use virtual appointments to prescreen patients for possible infectious diseases. Telemedicine is a great solution that keeps sick patients out of the doctor’s office or urgent care waiting rooms. Limiting exposure to other people’s germs helps promote health.
Angle Health has recognized all the benefits that telemedicine offers, so it has partnered with one of the most well-known and trustworthy telemedicine platforms, Doctor On Demand by Included Health. We are extremely excited to offer everyday & urgent care and mental health services to our members through Doctor On Demand by Included Health. Members can log through their Angle portal or mobile app to use the single sign on feature to instantly access a robust network of board-certified physicians, as well as licensed therapists and psychiatrists. You will be able to visit with a provider or therapist through a telemedicine appointment seven days a week, 24 hours a day. With all these advantages we are certain you will love the Doctor on Demand by Included Health telemedicine service.