Top 10 Online Doctor Consultation and Pharmacy Services – Telemedicine

Getting an appointment with a doctor may not always seem that easy and convenient. Maybe the doctor is not available when you are or vice versa. And now, thanks to COVID, there is an additional concern about whether or not you should step out of your place to even visit the doctor. The apprehension that you might be infected if you go out is what pressures you to stay home despite not feeling well and wishing that you could visit the doctor.

If you happen to face a similar situation, then your only solution is to resort to Telemedicine, a service that allows you to speak to a doctor online at your convenience regarding emergency as well as non-emergency medical issues. Here is a list of 10 such companies that you can reach out to.

1. Teladoc

Teladoc is the first name that comes to anybody’s mind when they hear the word Telemedicine as it happens to be the one of the firsts. Even today, people sing its praises for all the work it has done so far. The company addresses multiple health issues ranging from pediatrics and dermatological conditions to mental health issues, nutrition and sexual health consultations. In addition to that, the physician who attend to you also provides a prescription which you can take to your local pharmacy. Their everyday care is worth $49 dollars and its fine if you don’t have insurance.

2. MeMD

In order to utilize the services of MeMD you must create an account so that you can be in touch with the nurses and doctors through your webcam. You will not have to apply for multiple appointments as one will be sufficient for you to discuss all your problems and here’s the best part, it won’t cost you an extra dime. Of course, the doctor or the nurse also gets a say in this so you have to keep that in mind. Like Teladoc, they too provide prescriptions and their urgent services cost $67. 

3. iCliniq

In order to access the services of this platform you can either write to the physician or set a date for a video chat to discuss whatever is bothering you. iCliniq can get you consultation from almost 3000 doctors with a total of 80 specializations. Some of the areas that iCliniq includes are psychiatry, oncology, OBGYN, general medicine and so on. The first question is usually free but from then on you have to choose from a chat plan – $30 for 50 hours or $50 for 100 hours.

4. Amwell

Amwell or American Well was set up by the Schoenberg brothers (both doctors by the way) with the singular objective of making healthcare more affordable through the dismantling of barriers such as time, distance, and mobility. You can even access the service from your iPhone or Android. The platform will let you know the doctor who is most appropriate to advise you. Apart from regular medical questions, the platform also provides information of nutrition related issues. Their therapy sessions are also very popular.

5. MDlive

This forum was set up 2009 and provides services of board-certified physicians and healthcare professionals. The best part is that the services are available 24/7 either by phone or video calling. They even provide consultations on non-emergency issues such as allergies, headaches, fever, or even rash. They also provide for services of mental health experts. If you need an urgent visit you will have to pay $82 although that amount is dependent on your insurance.

6. Doctor on Demand

The most unique thing about this Doctor on Demand platform is that you are allowed to add a doctor as your favorite. You can even see the same doctor again for a second consultation provided they are available in the time slot that you have chosen. There is also a special service for new mothers where they can seek advice from lactation consultants certified by the board. In addition to that, they also provide mental health services and their video chat services come under Medicare Part B.

Doctor on Demand

7. LiveHealth Online

In this videoconferencing service, you get to decide which doctor you would want to consult. After signing up you can check the availability of the doctors that you have chosen for yourself. You will have access to any doctor 24/7. The platform also provides services for allergies and provides you with proper medication if necessary. The services provided by this platform come under multiple insurance company policies.

8. Virtuwell

To access the services of this platform you must first sit for an interview online wherein you will be required to describe your symptoms. After the examination of the reported symptoms, it will be decided whether Virtuwell can treat them, and following an affirmation to the same a nurse practitioner will create your treatment plan. You can seek medical help if you have cold, acne, allergies, or even STIs. The service will cost you only $49 and if you are not satisfied with the service, you are guaranteed to get your money back.

9. PlushCare

If you are seeking immediate medical consultation, then you can book yourself an appointment here and get to talk to a doctor online on the very same day. They even have their own mobile app and they promise to treat you from “head to toe”. They also refill your prescriptions from time to time even though they tend not to include controlled substances. The services provided by PlushCare also comes under the network of many insurance companies. Apart from that, you have to pay $15 as a monthly subscription fee.

10. HealthTap

This online service can provide you the consultation from around 90,000 physicians licensed by the board. You can speak to the doctors with the help of video chats or you can also text them. The service also helps you get your lab tests done as well as write you a prescription and then later refill it. For a monthly membership you just have to pay $10. But even if you have a free account, you still avail the services of a symptom checker to receive personalized answers anonymously.

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