MDCallU announced the launch of a suite of 24/7 telemedicine services that will change the way Americans think about access to healthcare and mental health services. MDCallU is convenient, high-quality medical care, regardless of location, packaged for ultimate affordability for those who need quick care for the most routine ailments.
“We learned this week Texas continues to rank at the bottom of our nation for healthcare coverage and we believe MDCallU can help bridge this gap so a parent never has to choose between an electric bill or earache,” said Barry Tidrow, president of MDCallU. “Telemedicine isn’t a new concept but we’re packaging it in a way that is attainable, user-friendly and incorporates dermatology and vital mental health services.”
Powered by MDLIVE, the industry leader in telemedicine, members can virtually visit with a doctor from home, office or on the go. MDLIVE Board Certified doctors are available anytime, anywhere, 24/7/365, by phone or secure video, to diagnose and treat non-emergency medical conditions such as cold and flu, allergies, upper respiratory infections, pink eye, and urinary tract infections.
MDCallU addresses head-on the healthcare access issues Texans face in terms of overcrowded emergency rooms, community hospital closures, and expeditious appointments. According to a 2018 report, “What’s Next? Practical Suggestions for Rural Communities,” conducted by the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute and the Episcopal Health Foundation, challenges to consider in Texas are:
- 35 counties have no physician.
- 80 counties have five or fewer physicians.
- 185 Texas counties have no psychiatrist.
Membership is ideal for that in-between insurance coverage, traveling, or simply struggling to get an appointment when a midnight fever strikes. With telemedicine, doctors can diagnose symptoms, prescribe medication (when necessary), and send prescriptions to a pharmacy of choice, whether you’re at home or while traveling.
The convenience factor coupled with the on-demand style and affordability that virtual healthcare provides is the reason that some experts predict by 2025 virtual healthcare visits will out-pace office physician visits. Membership options are available annually, semi-annually or monthly. Once you are a member there is no co-pay for telemedicine and teledermatology. Each plan comes with a discount pharmacy card powered by Lower My RX, so members are always paying the best price for medications.