Nobody has time to get sick, especially this time of year. On top of that, primary care physicians’ offices might be closed for the holidays, and ERs or urgent care facilities can have extra-long wait times. And if you become ill while you’re on the road, you might not have a familiar or convenient place to get help.
Fortunately, your Teladoc benefits include 24/7 non-emergency medical care anytime, anywhere you are. Our U.S. board-certified physicians can help diagnose and recommend treatments for a wide variety of conditions, including flu, sinus infections, tummy bugs, and even back pain. When medically necessary, the doctor can even send a prescription to a nearby pharmacy throughout the U.S.
A Teladoc member in Texas recalls how she was able to get relief when she got sick during a family ski trip to Colorado:
“Second day, I fell ill…sore throat, earache, generally feeling tired and blah! I tried to tough it out because I didn’t know any doctors. Now I can tell you, with Teladoc you don’t have to wonder what to do when you’re sick and away from home!
“They make it very easy, even when we didn’t know how to use the site. They helped us easily get in, answer the questions, and set up our account. The questions prompt you on what you want to do…’request a visit.’
“Then really quick, I got the call from the doctor, got medicine, and was feeling better! Yes, I highly recommend it!”
Whether you’re traveling or staying home for Thanksgiving, keep this top 10 list handy to help you avoid illness-causing germs and other common wintertime ailments:
Have a great Thanksgiving!
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