Three Reasons Why You Should Use Your Telehealth

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.

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