This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of LiveHealth. The opinions and text are all mine.
When you're a parent there is nothing scarier than one of your kids or grandkids being very sick. Recently my family had a scare when my youngest grandson ended up in the ICU at the San Diego Children's Hospital for over a week with pneumonia. The helplessness that you feel when something like this happens is crippling and it's not something I would wish on anyone. His situation was really serious and required several doctors and ER visits. But what about those smaller illnesses that we tend to ignore most of the time, or leave for too long?
I know a lot of times with our busy lives we can let certain everyday illnesses go on for a while without seeing a doctor. I get it, I do exactly the same thing. Making a doctors appointment and spending an afternoon taking care of something like a cold isn't fun nor is there time for it. What if it could be easier to see your doctor, from wherever you happen to be?
One of the best ways to be more proactive when it comes to a non-emergency illness is to see your physician as soon as possible. For the first time in California, Anthem Blue Cross Spanish-speaking members can talk to a doctor for non-emergency needs on their phone or tablet. Finding help in our native language is not always easy but Anthem Blue Cross has made this possible to thousands of Latino consumers.
Online care, for non-emergency medical conditions, is more convenient and affordable than a visit to the local urgent care clinic. Members can access a US-based, board-certified doctor of their choice to discuss common health conditions from home or anywhere they happen to be as long as they are online. The doctors who see Anthem members using Cuidado Médico on LiveHealth Online can assess a member’s condition, provide a treatment plan and even send a prescription to the pharmacy if needed. No more long wait times at the doctors office? Yep! Anthem members who have used LiveHealth Online reported that the service has helped them save two to three hours of time when they have a common health condition because they do not have to leave work or home to visit a doctor’s office or urgent care facility.
California residents who do not have Anthem coverage or who have no coverage at all can also have access to Cuidado Médico on LiveHealth Online in Spanish for $49 per visit. This is more affordable that an Urgent Care visit for sure. I know because my boyfriend recently had to go in for an ear ache and not only did we have to wait an hour to be seen, it was almost $100. LiveHealth Online is a convenient way to see a doctor instead of waiting it out or having to make an appointment for those non-emergency situations that don't require an in-office visit 7-days a week for Spanish speaking members. Visit LiveHealth Online to download the app and for more information.