Preferred Health Insurance Solutions' First Stop Health Telemedicine program is an effective way for a patient to talk to a doctor anytime and anywhere by mobile app, web, or phone.
BEDFORD PARK, Ill., March 22, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "At a time when the public is being told not to visit a doctor's office if they do not feel well, Preferred Health Insurance Solutions' First Stop Health Telemedicine program is a valuable resource to fall back on. With the cold and flu season underway, First Stop Health Telemedicine program, is a valuable tool that can help Americans in their fight to stay healthy," began Bob Dial, Vice President, Preferred Health Insurance Solutions, http://www.PHISonline.com (PHIS).
First Stop Health Telemedicine Program allows the insured and family members that live in their household, 24/7/365 day access to a doctor over the phone for things they might otherwise schedule a doctors office visit. There is $0 copay or deductibles to use the service. The telemedicine physician can even prescribe medication like antibiotics when appropriate.
Dial provides some wellness tips families can utilize as they battle the harsh 2020 cold and flu season:
- Consider Utilizing The Newest Wave of Patient/Doctor Intervention:
Telemedicine refers to the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient are not physically present with each other. Modern technology has enabled doctors to consult patients by using HIPPA compliant video-conferencing tools.
First Stop Health can treat about 60-70% of reasons people seek medical care. The most common reasons people utilize First Stop Health include: sore throat, sinus infection, urinary tract infection, skin rash, muscle and joint pain, and ear aches. First Stop Health Telemedicine program is the perfect companion to a high deducible health plan.
- Get A Flu Vaccine
A flu vaccine has numerous health benefits. Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine shot every year. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza. The flu vaccine can help reduce doctors' visits, missed time off school and work, and reduce flu-related hospitalizations. Flu and other vaccines are covered by health insurance without copayment or coinsurance charges. However, be sure to check with your insurance company to find out if you must go to a specific facility to receive the vaccine.
- Practice Healthy Habits and Stop The Spread of Germs
Stay home when you are sick. Practice good hygiene, such as thorough and frequent hand washing. Practice social distancing when you feel under the weather. Try getting outside and make sure you incorporate an exercise regime into your schedule.
Dial added, "One feature that makes PHIS First Stop Health Telemedicine program attractive, is that it can be purchased as a separate policy. Many group plans offer telemedicine. However, for those individuals whose group plan does not include telemedicine, or for those that have an individual health policy, or those uninsured, a First Stop Health Telemedicine program is a cost effective option. After the initial payment, there are no other cost factors that will be added."
First Stop Health Telemedicine program can play a significant role in helping to ensure people who have common health conditions avoid going to a doctor's office or hospital and run the risk of getting a more serious illness. This can help keep people healthy, and slow the spread of the cold, flu, as well as other harmful viruses.
"PHIS is committed to providing innovate and cost effective programs to our insureds. Our First Stop Health Telemedicine program is an example of our continued commitment to our insureds," Dial concluded
About Preferred Health Insurance Solutions:
Headquartered in Bedford Park, Illinois, Preferred Health Insurance Solutions (PHIS) is a national enrollment firm specializing in the Health Insurance Marketplace as well as a variety of other ancillary health insurance products, including Dental, Critical Illness, Short Term Medical, and others. PHIS, formerly known as ACA Marketplace Enrollment Solutions(ACAEnroll.com), provides enrollment services throughout the country, through national and regional insurance carriers. Consumers can call the PHIS Call Center at 800-342-0631 or access the company's website at http://www.PHISonline.com.
SOURCE Preferred Risk Insurance Solutions