Consider telehealth to get the care you need any time
GEHA | October 4, 2021
Telehealth – also known as telemedicine –is the use of computers and phones to access health care services and manage your health care.
You can get a variety of specialized care through telehealth. Telehealth is especially helpful to monitor and improve ongoing health issues, such as medication changes or chronic health conditions.
Common telehealth care options include:
- Therapy and online counseling
- Recurring conditions like migraines or urinary tract infections
- Skin conditions
- Prescription management
- Urgent care issues like colds, coughs and stomach aches
- Depression, anxiety and addictions
Telehealth can also be beneficial when you have an illness or injury and need to determine whether you should go to the emergency room. Finding the appropriate care option is important. Telehealth has reduced the number of patients in an emergency room for minor injuries and illnesses, which also helps reduce the cost of medical care for those patients.GEHA telemedicine benefit
GEHA medical members are eligible for telemedicine powered by MDLIVE. MDLIVE is designed to handle non-emergency medical conditions and behavioral health issues and can often substitute for a doctor’s office, urgent care center or emergency room visit.
MDLIVE’s board-certified doctors and licensed therapists can help with these non-emergency issues:
- Ear problems
- Insect bites
- Medication refills
- Pink eye
- Respiratory problems
- Sinus problems
- Sore throats
- Urinary problems/UTI
- Yeast infections
Telemedicine is not intended to replace your primary care doctor or to be used in life-threatening emergencies. Find more information and activate your account.Sources:
“What is telehealth?” hhs.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 16 August, 2021.
“Telehealth: Technology meets health care.” mayoclinic.org, Mayo Clinic, 15 May, 2020.