As a parent, it’s hard when your child is sick. You want to help them feel better fast, but it’s not always clear when it’s time to see the pediatrician, or when it can be handled from home. 

Plus, bringing your child into the doctor’s office can expose them to another illness, like COVID-19. And if you have other kids at home, taking one child to the doctor means you need to bring the entire family or pay for childcare. Not to mention the extra cost of missing work.

Luckily there’s a way to help your child feel better without having to leave home: telemedicine services. Whether your child has a stomach bug, fever, or other non-serious illness, a telehealth appointment is a convenient and safe way to get the care they need. 

And with myCallADoc, it’s affordable, too. For only $28 a month, you can speak to a board-certified pediatrician about your child’s illnesses and health conditions as many times as you want to get the answers you need.

Here’s how telemedicine works and why it’s the best option next time your little one is under the weather. 

What is a Telehealth Visit? 

A telehealth visit is like a regular doctor’s appointment — but you have it at home. 

Instead of going into the doctor’s office or hospital, you can talk to a board-certified physician using your phone, laptop, or tablet. Your doctor will meet with you and your child virtually using a secure video chat platform. 

You can ask your doctor questions and even show them your child’s symptoms, like rashes or swelling. Your doctor will ask you both questions to better understand your child’s condition. 

myCallADoc doctors can treat: 

  • Colds and flu
  • Fevers
  • Pink eye
  • Diarrhea
  • Rashes
  • Mild allergies
  • Insect bites
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Constipation
  • Bronchitis
  • And much more! 

Once they have a diagnosis, your doctor can write a prescription for you to pick up at your local pharmacy right away. 

With myCallADoc, telemedicine is simple, convenient, and affordable. When your child is sick, telehealth can give you the care you need to help them feel better fast.

Here are five ways telemedicine services make your life easier as a parent with a sick child. 

Telehealth is Convenient

If you have more than one child, it can be a real challenge to pack everyone into the car to take them to the doctor’s office (or arrange for childcare).

As a myCallADoc member, you never need to miss work to take your kids to the doctor’s office. Your sick child can stay comfortable in their bed, and you don’t have to disrupt the rest of the family as you care for them.

Plus, you can avoid the commute and save money on an Uber or Lyft to and from the doctor.

Telemedicine with myCallADoc is available all day and all night, 365 days a year. Illness can hit your kids at inconvenient times. With myCallADoc, you can always get them care, even if it’s outside of normal business hours. 

Whether it’s the middle of the night or the middle of a holiday, you can talk to a doctor and get the medical care your child needs. 

Telehealth is Safe

Going to the hospital or doctor’s office during the pandemic is risky. Even with proper precautions like masks and hand sanitizer, there’s a chance you or your family could come down with something, including COVID. 

When you make a telemedicine appointment with myCallADoc, you’re not putting yourself or your children at risk. You can speak to a pediatrician from the safety and comfort of your own home, and get the answers you need to help your little one feel better fast. 

myCallADoc doctors are board-certified with an average of 15 years of medical experience. They’ve all passed extensive background checks through the American Medical Association, so you can rest assured that you’ll get quality care. 

Our team has pediatricians, general medicine doctors, ENTs, allergy doctors, and more. We can diagnose over 50 non-emergency conditions — and can even send you discounted prescriptions. 

When your child is under the weather, an online doctor visit is the safest way to help them feel better. 

Your Care Goes Where You Go 

With telemedicine services, your doctors travel with you wherever you go. 

That means if your child gets sick while on vacation, you still have a qualified, reliable team of doctors ready to care for them. You don’t have to worry about finding a reputable doctor in an unfamiliar town or trying to find someone who will accept your insurance (if you have it) while you’re out of state. 

With a telehealth subscription, your medical team goes wherever you and your family go. You can simply log on, request an appointment, and get the care you need. 

And that includes children away at college. If your child is sick at school, they’re still covered under your plan. They can see a doctor and feel better quickly — even when they’re far from home! 

Telehealth is Affordable 

Let’s face it: health care can be expensive. Even if you have insurance, you might face monthly premiums, not to mention the cost of care before you meet your deductible. 

For just $28 a month, a myCallADoc membership is an affordable way to get the care you and your family need. myCallADoc can save you money on emergency care, transportation to and from the doctor, and money you might have lost if you needed to call out of work.

Plus, if you or a family member have an ongoing illness or condition, you can see a doctor as many times as you need at no extra cost. There are no co-pays, deductibles, unexpected bills, or insurance required. And you can cancel at any time with no penalties or fees. 

Get Your Prescriptions on Demand 

Whether you need a routine prescription or a new one, telehealth makes it easy. 

You can schedule an appointment with your doctor, describe your symptoms, and get a prescription to pick up at your local pharmacy. Plus, myCallADoc members can get up to 80% off on the most common prescriptions. 

If you have a prescription you need refilled often, telemedicine is the convenient way to make sure you never run out. 

Get Virtual Pediatrician Services with Telemedicine 

Get your child the care they need when they need it. With virtual pediatrics through telemedicine, you can have a doctor diagnose, treat, and care for your child whenever they’re sick. It’s the most convenient, affordable way to be sure your child has the health coverage they need. 

With a membership to myCallADoc, you’ll have the peace of mind that your child is always in good hands. 

Learn more about our virtual pediatrician services > 

This article is not intended as medical advice. Always check with your doctor before embarking on a health and wellness plan.

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