Telehealth services like Teladoc® can provide 24/7/365 access to a doctor by web, phone, or mobile app.
Whether you have a minor illness or a chronic condition, telehealth has become an essential tool for many employees by saving them time and money. A National Library of Medicine study shows people using their telehealth are more engaged in their health care. They also have:
- 38% fewer hospital admissions
- 31% fewer hospital readmissions
- 63% more likely to spend fewer days in the hospital
If your employer offers Teladoc at low or no cost to you, here are a few reasons why you should use it:
Health care whenever and wherever
Teladoc provides you and your dependents 24/7 access to convenient, confidential, and affordable healthcare. You can talk to a doctor in minutes about non-emergency health issues wherever and whenever you need care — at home, at work, or on vacation.
More than general health-related help
Mental health pros and dermatologists are a tap away with Nextep’s Teladoc program. Every member of your household has easy, virtual access to mental health options* seven days a week. Teladoc dermatology* can also diagnose and treat your skin condition in two business days or less. You may even have access to expert medical services — a suite of virtual care specialists and solutions — to help make the best care decisions for you. *Additional fees apply.
Telehealth can reduce health care costs
Having a telehealth service like Teladoc can drive you away from unnecessary urgent care or ER visits* that can take a toll on your pocketbook. With Nextep’s employer-sponsored Teladoc plans, your health care costs for general medical care, mental health, and dermatology can be less costly than in-person visits.
*This article is not medical advice. Consult a medical professional before making decisions about your health care. Also, telehealth services are for non-emergency health issues.