$39 Video-Doctor Visits

Providence Express Care Virtual:
 No Appointment Needed

     Health Insurance companies are beginning to provide incentives to encourage patients to seek some health care visits via a face-to-face video visit.  The benefit to you includes time, travel, and financial savings.

      Providence is offering this service to both members and non-members. Providence members in 2017 (for most plans) can see a board-certified medical provider for $0 copay, calling it Express Care Virtual.

      Non-members can see a provider for a $39 cost per visit cost. This is great for a variety of situations when you want to discuss your health issue, have a cold, need to renew prescription, and non-emergency situations.   Take some time to read more about this growing service at the Providence Link below:  (Make sure your pop-up blocker is off).
 

https://virtual.providence.org/

 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

VIA COMPUTER:  If you're using a laptop or computer with camera, you can create an account by clicking the link below:

https://virtual.providence.org/

Once you get an account set up you can log in, then talk with one of the doctors or nurses.    
 
VIA PHONE OR TABLET:  If you are searching for the app on the Play Store, search for the Express Care Virtual app.
 
WHAT DOES IT COST?
 
    For those with a  Providence Individual plans, you can us the video service for a $0 copay per visit.   For non-Providence members, you can use the service for a $39.00 fee per visit. 

 

When to Use Express Care Virtual

 (The info below is from the Providence web site)
When you or your child is sick,
 provides a great alternative to a traditional doctor's office or urgent care visit.

Express Care Virtual is a great option, particularly in these situations:

  • You'd like a diagnosis and treatment for a common health concern
     
  • You feel like you should see a doctor, but don't have enough time for a visit
     
  • Your doctor can't get you in for a same-day appointment or find a time that fits with your schedule
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  • Your doctor's office is closed and you don't want to go to an urgent care or hospital
     
  • You feel too sick or contagious to leave your home
     
  • The thought of traffic, parking and waiting at a clinic with other sick or contagious patients is a deterrent from getting care
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  • You want a second opinion
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  • You have a high-deductible health plan or no insurance coverage at all and need a low-cost care option
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  • You need a prescription refill*

    All Providence Virtual Visits physicians and nurse practitioners can provide a prescription in accordance with state laws and when medically appropriate. We cannot refill controlled medications (narcotic pain medications, benzodiazepines, etc.). Please contact your prescribing provider for these refills.

Note: If you are having a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

 

Disclaimer:   As a broker, I'm letting you know about this service, but not recommending it above a face-to-face visit with your provider of choice.