Emergency rooms are often crowded, intimidating, and expensive places to be. When used for the right reasons (to provide immediate medical assistance in emergency situations) they provide an essential service. But according to the American Medical Association, 40-55% of ER visits could have been avoided if patients spoke to a doctor over the phone before deciding how to seek care.
Telemedicine has the ability to divert unnecessary ER visits, resulting in thousands of dollars and hours saved by employers and employees. The Telemedicine service from MedCareComplete provides 24/7/365 access to a physician for non-emergent care without ever having to leave your home or office.
Commonly treated symptoms include:
An emergency requires immediate care and is life-threatening. Call 911. Be sure to bring along identification, insurance cards, medication, and health history information.
Examples of an Emergency:
Situations for Routine/Self-care at Home:
Your Home Emergency Kit:
Be Prepared for Emergencies:
You should never self-treat in an emergency situation, but it’s important to know what to do if you or a loved one is injured. If you are in doubt, play it safe and seek professional medical treatment.
If you want to:
It’s time to consider adding telemedicine to your benefits plan.