Telehealth services, including consultations by phone, apps or video conferencing, are on the rise as employers make medical care more accessible, affordable and convenient for their busy employees. Many acute health concerns can be treated without incurring the expense of an office visit, urgent care facility or emergency room visit. Conditions such as respiratory and urinary tract infections, allergies, anxiety, muscle and arthritic pain, and minor joint sprains and strains can all be treated via phone or mobile device. Employees have 24/7/365 access to doctors licensed to practice medicine in their respective states. A Caregiver Program also allows employees to add an elderly or sick relative to their account and arrange video or phone visits for a flat fee. Telehealth can be added to your health plan at any time.
Millions of American adults suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, even loneliness. U.S. workers suffering from depression take 68 billion more sick days annually.* The need to provide resources for the emotional health of your employees is greater than ever. Members have access to consultations with psychiatrists, therapists or counselors for a flat, per-encounter fee. Virtual appointments from a phone or mobile device are just a few clicks away.
* Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index