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Licensed physicians are available online 24 hours a day to consider your symptoms and provide medical advice, including prescriptions. And you'll save time: this advice comes with an estimated 10-minute wait time, all from the comfort of your phone or home computer.
According to statistics, 40% of ER visits occur on weekdays during normal working hours, so your virtual visit could save you hours in a crowded waiting room.
According to The Atlantic, the average cost of a U.S. ER visit in 2015 is $2,168. And even if you have health insurance, your deductible for an ER visit can range from $50 to $5000 or more out of pocket, with additional copays. The virtual ER model usually charges much less-about the amount of an office visit copay.
What symptoms point to a virtual visit? If you break a bone, you should head to the ER. Your regular doctor should treat a chronic illness flare-up. But if you have the following symptoms, a virtual visit may be a good option:
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