We recently tried a service called Amwell for the very first time. I had heard about this type of service, but had never looked further into it. Amwell allows you to connect to a board-certified doctor for immediate online visits. No calling around to the office, scheduling appointments, then waiting in the office full of possibly contagious patients. This is SO perfect for my family as we are on the go and well, we don’t have time to get sick, let alone get everyone into the doctors office. Obviously, this service would be for minor illnesses that can be taken care of via video chat.
More about Amwell: Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company, connecting users with board-certified, licensed doctors for immediate and live, online visits—day or night, on either mobile or desktop. Some general conditions our doctors encounter include: minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, and chronic condition management. We employ primary care and specialist physicians, as well as licensed behavioral therapists and registered dietitians, to meet our patients’ health and wellness needs. Amwell doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy — all from the comfort of your home.
I just LOVE the convenience. And to be able to be out and about and use my iPhone to video chat with a certified doctor is awesome in my opinion. I couldn’t wait to try it out. Here’s how it works (plus screen shots of my experience)
First, head on over and grab the Amwell App or login to the Amwell site. Next you will need to fill out just a few short questions. (Name, age, state, etc) That’s it – see how easy that is? You will chatting live with a certified physician in just minutes! No lines or stuffy offices.
Your screen will give you a list of 3 categories to choose from. Medical Doctors, Nutritionists, or Psychologists. Choose your category. Then, it will show you a list of available doctors that are currently ready to help. You can then click around on the doctors names to find out more information and their background if you choose. Select your doc, then chat away. If your choice of doctor is with another patient, you can choose to wait, or choose another doctor. Our visit was immediate!
Our pediatrician was VERY nice. Our daughter had her tonsils out last year, but has had a bit of a sore throat and tummy ache that used to coincide with strep before the surgery. Well I just needed to know if it’s possible to still get strep after having her tonsils removed. A few questions were asked and I had to check a few things on my daughter and voila we were done. All under 10 minutes!
Want to know what I’m most excited about? Maybe it’s just me, but my kids never get sick from 8a-5p Monday through Friday. Do yours? Usually, something happens around 5:01pm on Friday afternoon. And my doctors office is CLOSED til Monday morning. Now, I have an alternative that I love.
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The video below shows you just how easy it is to use Amwell services: