3 Advantages of Using Telehealth Services

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 82.3% of adults met with a healthcare professional or had a doctor’s visit in the last year. Many of these visits likely utilized telehealth services. As telehealth gains in popularity, patients are realizing that there are many advantages that come with using this option. JHS Community members can take advantage of telehealth services through MDLIVE ®.

1. Convenience

If you’re anything like us, going to the doctor isn’t at the top of the list of desired activities. Of course, taking care of one’s health requires regular medical care, and telehealth services like MDLIVE ® make getting that care easier than ever. You won’t have to worry about traffic, taking time off work, or organizing childcare. You can receive your care from the comfort of your own living room! Anyone with a hectic schedule will welcome the opportunity to decrease the number of places that they have to be on any given day.

2. Privacy

Medical care can cause some people to feel embarrassed. Fortunately, with telehealth services, you don’t have to worry about running into a neighbor or co-worker while at the doctor’s office. Knowing that you’ll receive your care in the privacy of your own home can also help to reduce stress and anxiety. Telehealth services are especially popular with people who suffer from anxiety and other ailments that make seeking medical attention stressful. If you’ve been putting off medical care because you’re concerned about privacy, you’ll profit from the care you receive through telehealth services even more.

3. Cost Effectiveness

Because you don’t need to travel to a doctor’s office, take time off work, or arrange for a babysitter, telehealth is a lot more cost-effective than going to the doctor in person. And, if you don’t receive compensation for sick days, the advantages of telehealth services are even more significant. You’ll save time and money! Because you’re more likely to seek treatment, you’ll be healthier, too.

If you’ve been putting off scheduling a doctors visit because you just don’t have the time, it makes sense to take a closer look at telehealth services. Your next doctor’s visit can be as easy as picking up your phone or tablet. Contact JHS Community today to learn more about MDLIVE ® and our additional program offerings. You’ll be glad you did!