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5 Telehealth Companies You Can Call Right Now

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Updated: November 30, 2018    Published: August 10, 2018

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A small injury might not warrant a trip to the emergency room. But what if you need a small amount of medical advice?

With the rise of telemedicine (or telehealth), you won’t have to wait at your doctor’s office for treatment from a physician. Telehealth companies now offer virtual services to help individuals with limited access to healthcare providers. Telehealth is also helpful for patients with mobility impairments.

To help you choose your next phone-based physician, we’ve reviewed 5 telehealth companies:

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Doctor on Demand

Doctor on Demand connects you to doctors and therapists over live video. They offer a wide variety of online healthcare services, including urgent care, preventive medicine, and women’s and men’s health advice. Doctor on Demand can even direct you to a lab for preventive screening.

With over 1 million users, Doctor on Demand claims they can remotely treat over 90 percent of physical and mental health problems. By using Doctor on Demand, you can save on nonessential trips to the emergency room and long waits at the doctor’s office.

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day

Accepted Insurances: Doctor on Demand accepts specific health insurance plans, such as UnitedHealthcare and Humana. You can check on Doctor on Demand’s website to see if your health insurance company partners with them.

Technology Used: Phone, tablet, or computer app.

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MDLIVE has professionals specializing in internal medicine, pediatrics, and mental health. MDLIVE says they can treat over 50 non-emergency conditions – such as pink eye, acne, and sore throats – with their easy-to-download app.

MDLIVE organizes their service around 4 categories of healthcare: urgent care visits, counseling, psychiatry, and dermatology. Costs per session will vary depending on what services you need.

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day

Accepted Insurances: Virtual visits start as low as $59 for urgent care services, but can cost even less depending on your health insurance. Be sure to look at your insurance company and plan to learn more about online sessions with a physician.

Technology Used: Apps for phones and computers.

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CareClix provides virtual doctor appointments, remote exams, chronic care management, and patient monitoring. They can also help direct and route patients who are experiencing emergencies. With CareClix, you can receive care from multiple doctors, specialists, and even family members during group consultations.

CareClix also integrates with some medical devices used to report and monitor vital levels. Physicians can use these results to prescribe or send renewal authorization for medicines at your convenience.

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day

Accepted Insurances: Medicare, Medicaid, and most private health plans cover costs for virtual visits with CareClix.

Technology Used: Phone, tablet, or computer app.

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Teladoc

Founded in 2002, Teladoc is a popular brand for patients seeking virtual healthcare. With Teladoc you can choose to either video conference or call to get in touch with a doctor. However, you won’t be able to request treatment from a specific physician with the app.

Teladoc employs over 3,100 board-certified physicians, dermatologists, and therapists throughout the U.S. Their doctors can write medically-necessary prescriptions to be picked up at the most convenient pharmacy to you.

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day

Accepted Insurances: Depending on your health insurance, the cost for a virtual visit with a provider varies. Teladoc also offers family plans for those who want to use services for their children and dependents.

Currently, Teladoc is provided to fully-insured members of Aetna (including individual and employer plans). This means your health plan will help cover costs, but you’ll still pay your share of the visit by means of a copayment.

Technology Used: Mobile, web, or phone app.

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For mental and behavioral health, you can find a licensed mental health professional to speak online with at Inpathy. Inpathy offers a directory of providers including psychiatrists, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. You’ll be able to learn more about each one to choose a provider that fits your needs.

After you’ve book an appointment, you’ll begin video conferencing with a therapist. You can also send messages to ask him or her questions whenever you need to. You won’t have to worry about privacy because telehealth companies are required to keep your medical records and conversations secure.

Hours of Operation: 7am to 11pm. However, if you need to schedule an appointment outside of these hours, you can speak with your therapist.

Accepted Insurances: Inpathy accepts certain health insurance plans. Costs per session depend on the type of provider you see and you’ll still pay your usual copayment or coinsurance.

Technology Used: Video conferencing with your phone, tablet, or computer – you won’t need to download any software or app!


Healthcare companies are increasingly partnering with telehealth services to offer you more coverage options.

It’s important to use a reliable, qualified telehealth service company that operates in the United States – you’re trusting them with important medical information for accurate diagnoses. With virtual sessions, you’ll need some sort of technology and good Internet connection. This is because licensed medical professionals use video conferences, phone calls, and emails to interact with you.
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When it comes to your health, you want quick and useful advice from a trusted physician. With telehealth services, you’ll be able to speak with a doctor or nurse with a click of a button.

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