Virtual Doctor Visits at Home: Saving Money and Time with Amwell

That time of year is here – the weather turns colder, and it seems the kids get sicker. The Winter to Spring seems to be the biggest ‘sick’ season in our schools and home. A few years ago it was literally every other week I turned around and one of my kids (or myself) was sick. With working a full-time job and doing all this parenting on my own, I don’t always have time to run myself or my kids to the doctor every time we start to not feel well.

But I’m a worrier just like any other Mom – is that cough just part of a regular cold, or could it be something worse? Is the sore throat from coughing, or do they have strep? So many questions, and not enough time to spend hours at the doctor’s office waiting to get answers (we definitely are not fan’s of sitting around the Doctor’s office) not to mention money! I mean,  it stinks to be sick at any time , but it especially stinks to be sick during the holidays. A few years ago my oldest daughter was sick on Christmas day and spent most of the time in her room or the bathroom. We have missed a lot of our winter/holiday celebrations due to illness, so when someone even so much as sniffles now, I am on it. So when my son wasn’t feeling good, and going to bed without me telling him to – and his cheeks and ears were flushed, I knew we had to make a call.

Now before we did the video call to find out what was going on with my son,  we just filled out our information and such as my name, our health insurance, where we are located, and then his age, sex, and symptoms so that the Doctor would have a general idea before we got online with her –  we only waited for a few moments before we were online and able to talk to the Doctor.

It was great to be able to sit on our couch -from the comfort of our own home – and not get out in the cold and sit in the germ-infested Doctor’s office waiting, and waiting..we gave the Doctor his symptoms, and held the phone close to look in his mouth, ears, etc. She easily was able to let us know that he had an ear infection and needed antibiotics – which she was able to get us a prescription for an antibiotic right away! The entire process took less time than driving to the Doctor’s office! And he was feeling better just in time for our annual Winterfest tradition!

That is why I love Amwell. Amwell has Doctors, therapists, and specialist that you can reach in minutes from your computer, tablet or phone.

So there are soo many reasons to love (and use) Amwell.

  • There’s no wait – once you fill out your information and login, you are placed in a queue to see a Doctor based on your symptoms. The longest I’ve ever sat is 5 minutes – FIVE minutes! That’s it. It makes me longer to get signed in at the front desk of our family doctor!
  • No appointment needed – have you ever had a kid get sick in the middle of the night and you knew they needed to be seen by a Doctor? So you try to appease their fever/ etc all night and wait to call the Doctor in the morning only to find out their first appointment isn’t until the end of the day, or even worse, they can’t fit you in at all? No worries with Amwell. Call and BAM! you’re in!
  • No Need to Use those PTO Days – Having to take off of work to go wait hours in the waiting room at the doctor’s office has always super irritated me, especially for something like diagnosing a rash, or answering questions about why my eyes were red and itchy,or why my son’s wart wouldn’t go away. Instead of taking a day off,I’m able to get online with Doctor’s via Amwell and get answers when it’s convenient for me – even if it’s right before bedtime, or first thing in the morning!

They can help figure out what ails you – from fever, to cold and flu’s, allergies, sinus infections, stomach bugs, rashes, and even UTI’s.

Don’t just take my word for it – use this special code: AMWELL25 to receive 25% an $69 urgent care visit with Amwell.

Compensation was provided by Amwell via Momtrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Amwell or Momtrends. 

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