There’s no question that emergency rooms are lifesaving. But if you go there for care when it’s not an emergency, the long wait, chaos, paperwork and high cost can add up to a giant headache.
Video doctor visits using your smartphone, laptop or tablet – are changing the way you can get health care. Technology has made it quick and easy to connect with a doctor in minutes, any time day or night, for a wide variety of non-emergency needs.
With today’s busy lifestyle, many people are finding it convenient and satisfying to get expert care using LiveHealth Online. With an on-demand video visit, you can talk with an experienced, board-certified doctor who can assess your symptoms, provide a treatment plan and prescribe medication if you need it.
Among the appeal of LiveHealth Online is the low cost ($49 or less per visit) with free sign-up and no monthly fees. Another advantage is the ability to review the profiles of the doctors you can see to select one who fits your needs.
Some of the conditions treated by doctors through LiveHealth Online include:
- Colds and fever
- Minor rashes and skin infections
- Tooth pain
- Pink eye
- Sore throat
- Urinary tract infections
Other care options from LiveHealth Online include psychology for one-on-one talk with a therapist and psychiatry for anxiety, depression, panic attacks and more.
While video visits can be great for common and urgent needs, you should go to the emergency room for true emergencies such as:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Fever that doesn’t get better with medicine
- Headache with a change in vision
- Numbness or weakness in your body
- Headache with neck pain
- Passing out
- Uncontrollable vomiting
- Blood in your vomit or stool
- Inability to urinate
- Severe abdominal pain
If you decide to save the ER for a true emergency, LiveHealth Online can save you time, money and hassle. You can sign up when you’re well so you can connect with a doctor when you need to in just a few clicks from home, office, school or travel.