Sick on vacation? Try telemedicine when you travel
GEHA | August 31, 2018
Getting sick is never fun, and it is even worse when you are on the road. It’s a hassle to try to find care in an unfamiliar place, which can add unnecessary stress to your vacation, family reunion or business trip.
Telemedicine offers a way to bring easy access to quality care options along with you, wherever you travel. Telemedicine physicians are board-certified and available around the clock to treat non-emergency conditions like:
- Insect bites
- Ear infections
- Sore throat
- Constipation or diarrhea
- And more.
Telemedicine services allow you to consult a physician by phone or video chat, wherever you are located. The accessibility of telemedicine care makes it easy to fit into your schedule, and convenient when you’re away from home. Telemedicine physicians can even prescribe medication for certain conditions.
It helps to read up on your telemedicine benefit before you travel, and save telemedicine information on your phone for easy access when you need it most.
Telemedicine services are intended to treat non-emergency conditions. As always, in case of a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 immediately.All GEHA medical plan members are eligible for telemedicine powered by MDLIVE. Activate your MDLIVE account online or by calling 888.912.1183.