Thank you to AmWell for sponsoring this post and for introducing me to this life changing service. All opinions are based on my experience with the service and 100% my own.
One of the kiddos is sick, or maybe it’s mom. I’m not sure which one is worse, but I am certain that neither of them is convenient. I live in a rural area so to add to the inconvenience, I tack on an extra 30-45 minutes one way just to get to town to go see the doctor. Sadly that’s also that much more time in the car that could possibly result in a pukey mess depending on the situation. Not good, and let’s be honest here; when you’re sick or your kiddos are, getting everyone bundled up and on the road is the last thing you want to do. You want to sit around in PJ’s with a blankey and a 7-up and just be sick. Fortunately we live in a technology oriented society so now, you can do just that…see a legitimate medical professional without ever leaving the couch.
Seriously! I checked it out myself. It’s called AmWell and it’s one of my new very favorite things. I haven’t been feeling myself lately and while it’s nothing that I felt to be an emergency, I was interested in talking to someone to see if I should be concerned. Turns out there are some things I can do at home and if that doesn’t work, just another quick chat on my schedule with my doc, and we can try a prescription remedy. Through the website you are able to view providers, their profile and credentials, and see whether they’re on or offline, you know in case you have a favorite doc that you want to see. It also keeps a record of the providers you’ve seen and who, if anyone is currentlly treating you.You have the option of Primary Care for regular medical issues, a nutritionist, or even those who specialize in psychology.
It should be no surprise, but there’s an app for that also! You can literally have access to medical professionals anywhere you happen to be! Sick kids on a camping trip? No problem. For me, this could be life changing because scheduling and then dragging sick kids (or sick moms) out to the doctors office is quite the event. Being able to get some answers right now, even if it’s 10 o’clock at night insteading of waiting until they can squeeze you in at the clinic, almost an hour away the next afternoon, well that’s huge! Plus, you won’t find yourself relying on Dr. Google and end up thinking the sore throat you have is now terminal.
One of my favorite features of the AmWell site is the Health Reference feature. Say you aren’t necessarily ready for a live visit, but you have some questions, you’d want to head over to the Health Reference center. It provides a symptom checker, details about specific ailments, and even some home treatment suggestions. The best part, the cost to see a regular primary care physician on AmWell is $49.00 which is way less than a regular office visit at any clinic I’ve ever been to and the do take insurnance just like a traditional medical practice so if you’re coverage is with a participating provider, it may not even be that much! Winning!
Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company, connecting users with board-certified, licensed doctors, dieticians and psychologists for immediate and live, online visits—day or night, on either mobile or desktop.
Some general conditions AmWell doctors encounter include: minor illnesses and injuries (think sprains, sinus infections, bronchitisetc.), general health and wellness concerns (depression, anxiety, weight concerns, etc.), prescription refills, and chronic condition management. AmWell employ’s primary care, specialist physicians, licensed behavioral therapists and registered dietitians to meet patients’ health and wellness needs. Amwell doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy – all from the comfort of your home. Like I said, life changing.
I know you’re all dying to check it out so use code BEWELL3 and your first visit will be free. Once you do, do me a favor and let me know what you think….I know you’re going to be as excited about this service as I am.
tara pittman saysNovember 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm
I love that I dont have to leave the house. That saves me time.
Patrice M Foster saysNovember 19, 2015 at 8:02 pm
This is awesome handy tool for busy mom and dad to use AmWell a doctor at your finger tip talk about technology and response by really profession medical doctors and therapist 24 hours of the day this is a great relieved for many parent s who may not be able to drive to the hospital or clinic right away. A useful service will share with friends.
michelle saysNovember 19, 2015 at 8:17 pm
i have heard a lot of good things about this
Elizabeth O. saysNovember 19, 2015 at 9:57 pm
I really appreciate this app. It will definitely help a lot of people!
Liz Mays saysNovember 19, 2015 at 9:59 pm
A lot of people put off doctor visits because of the inconvenience. This puts a stop to that kind of procrastination!
Lexie Lane saysNovember 19, 2015 at 11:22 pm
This is really helpful! Sometimes when my son is sick It’s so hard to take out to doctor, Amwell makes easy.
victoria saysNovember 20, 2015 at 12:00 am
These are really great especially for the moms who don’t leave in the house.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysNovember 20, 2015 at 2:38 am
This sounds like a great service. I would definitely use it if I couldn’t get out of the house to see a real doctor for some reason.
melandria romero saysNovember 20, 2015 at 5:08 am
it’s really hard to have a sickness and then the doctor that would look on you is not accommodating.
Heidi Spears-Gray saysNovember 20, 2015 at 7:45 am
I love this system. It makes so much more sense than dragging sick people out and about and to the drs office!
Amanda || Growing Up Madison saysNovember 20, 2015 at 7:58 am
I used Amwell recently and I was sure surprised that it was that easy to do. Loved it and have plans on using it again.
Shaylee @ Data Nerds saysNovember 20, 2015 at 9:37 am
I’ve been seeing this a lot lately. It’s definitely a good idea. I wonder if it will ever become available in Canada.
Ourfamilyworld saysNovember 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm
Amwell sounds like a great service. This will save you a lot of time from waiting in line at a doctor’s clinic.
Kristi @ Homestead Wishing saysNovember 20, 2015 at 12:15 pm
Wow that is amazing! I am going to check this out for sure!
Tina @ My Highest Self saysNovember 20, 2015 at 1:12 pm
I’m thrilled about this online doctor option. I will definitely use it in the future when I’m in a pinch.
angie saysNovember 20, 2015 at 7:56 pm
I think this could be really useful while I also believe that a dr. in person is needed if it is an emergency there are things that this could be valuable
Angie Scheie saysNovember 21, 2015 at 12:09 am
I’ve been hearing more and more about Amwell lately! It’s so convenient! I’m glad something like this has become available.
Chanelle saysNovember 21, 2015 at 11:34 am
This is such a great option, especially when your little ones are sick. Need to check it out.
Sophie S saysNovember 21, 2015 at 12:08 pm
Oh, I could so use this with all the travel I do! So often I am trying to get ahold of my doc or can’t because of the time zones. Going to check this out.
Nicole Feliciano saysNovember 23, 2015 at 11:54 am
Glad that you are also able to speak with a doctor face to face.