Have you ever had one of those ailments when you kind of think you should go to the doctor, but you aren’t really sure if it is worth the trip? You know, the ones where you poll your Facebook friends to see what they would do because you don’t want to shell out the co-pay if the doctor is going to send you home with nothing?
I know I have – many times. In fact, the most recent time was less than two weeks ago. My daughter had an ant bite that spread into hives (no surprises there, we have dealt with that before). But this time it wouldn’t go away, it kept getting worse. I was concerned it had gotten infected, but the last thing I wanted to do was spend $100 at the doctor’s office (I have a high deductible insurance) to be told it was just running its course.
I waited, and waited. Finally, I decided enough was enough and we went to the doctor — she had a staph infection.
What if I could have paid $3.99 to talk to a nurse or a doctor before I went to describe the symptoms and ask if they thought I should go in. Would I have done that? You bet I would have.
Days after receiving the antibiotics (which cleared up the infection nicely), I learned about a new (free) Urgent Care app from GreatCall that allows you to do just that. With the Urgent Care app you can talk to a nurse for $3.99 about your symptoms. The nurse can even escalate your call to a doctor for no additional charge. How is that for convenient and affordable healthcare?
Through the Urgent Care app, the doctor can even prescribe common medications, which might completely eliminate your need to see a doctor — for $3.99.
Urgent Care App Features:
- Access to a live, registered nurse who can escalate to a board-certified doctor around the clock for an introductory price of only $3.99 per call.
- Doctors may give advice, diagnosis or even prescribe common medications for a wide range of conditions over the phone.
- Access to the award-winning A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia and Interactive Symptom Checker that provide information from leading medical institutions including the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Service available in English and Spanish.
In addition to talking to a nurse or doctor, the Urgent Care app includes a wealth of information at your finger tips for free with the Medical Encyclopedia and Interactive Symptom Checker.
The app is free, so go ahead and download it to your phone now so you will have it when you need it. Then stop polling your Facebook friends and place the call. $3.99 to talk to a doctor – you can’t beat it.
I am excited to partner with GreatCall and This Mama Loves to host a Twitter party. I hope you will join — there will be prizes!
When – Tuesday, October 29 at 2 pm EST
Hashtag – #UrgentCareApp
RSVP – Visit This Mama Loves to RSVP and be eligible to win prizes.