Telemedicine is the Future of Medical Consultations by Barbara Kempen | Jun 8, 2017 | Affordable Health Insurance, Health Insurance Brentwood Telemedicine is one of the fastest growing trends in the modern health care industry, have you tried it yet? U.S. board-certified doctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days, 365 days (24/7/365) in a year to resolve many of your non-emergency medical issues through phone or video consultation and can even prescribe medications. Instead of sitting in a waiting room, you can consult a doctor conveniently from your home, even in the middle of the night or while travelling about many medical conditions such as cold & flu symptoms, Allergies, Bronchitis just to mention a few, even mental consultation are available. Telemedicine is very effective in rural places, where it is difficult to get to a doctor or specialist. Telemedicine can also be used by chronically ill patients to check in regularly with a doctor or nurse practitioner . Even in an emergency situation, a short talk to a Telemedicine doctor might help to receive the right care. For business owners, this is a great tool to provide to your employees, as many employees might choose to consult a doctor via their personal app instead of loosing time at work and waiting a long time in the waiting room of a doctors office. Wikipedia is giving a great overview of the forms on how telemedicine can be used . Please click this link to see more detailed information. For Californians, I have summarized for individual and small businesses the following overview: Please take 5 minutes and subscribe to your insurance carrier telemedicine provider so that you are ready when you need medical attention. * Blue Shield offers Teladoc for a $ 5.00 co-payment. See attached flyer. * Oscar offers free service telemedicine over Oscar Member portal. * Anthem offers their service over Life Health Online and they charge your regular co-pay. * Kaiser members can talk with nurses and email their doctors via the Kaiser portal or their appointment center at 888-988-2800. * Aetna offers Teladoc to their HMO members. The copay maybe up to a maximum of $ 40 per Teladoc visit. For the uninsured, I suggest a $ 12 monthly service from freshbenies for unlimited consultation with U.S certified doctors via Teladoc . Did you know that in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego , San Francisco, Silicon Valley there are doctor house calls even available online with HEAL.com. If you have a group health insurance with your company you should sign up for HEAL, as they will charge you, depending on you health plan, just the normally co-pays for a doctor visit at your home. This is a perfect tool for families with small children or chronically ill patients. If you have no insurance they will charge $99 per visit. Solid Health Insurance Services provides your with affordable health insurance for you, your family and your business and informs you about the newest technologies and trends in the health care industry.