Southern Mom Loves: New Service Lets You See a Doctor via Video Visit; Try it for Free!

New Service Lets You See a Doctor via Video Visit; Try it for Free!

Monday, February 9, 2015

This is a sponsored post with Mums the Word Network and Doctor on Demand. All opinions are my own.

What if you got sick and could see a doctor without leaving your bed? What if you didn't have to drag your kids to sit in a waiting room with other sick kids for hours? What if you pulled something in your knee and could have someone take a look at it and call in your prescription without leaving your house? You would probably say what I said: "About time!"

Doctor On Demand is a healthcare service that provides Video Visits with board certified physicians, psychologists, and lactation consultants via smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. It costs less than a lot of people's co-pays, and there's no waiting. Keep reading to find out more, and also get a code for a Free Visit!

I can't tell you how many times I've had to drag myself or my kids into our Doctor's office, only to wait hours for a 5 minute visit. When you feel terrible, that is the absolute last thing you want to do to yourself, or your sick children.

When I heard about Doctor on Demand, I was so excited! Not only can you see a board certified physician in your area, but you don't have to leave home to do it!

You simply download the Doctor On Demand app on a smartphone or tablet or visit on your desktop computer (it's free to register, and the app is a free download), provide a list of your symptoms, and are instantly connected to a provider licensed in your state for a video visit.

It's works like this: Go to the Doctor on Demand website on an iPhone, iPad, an Android device, or your computer running the Chrome browser. If you have a camera and microphone on these devices, you're good to go. (Don't worry if you don't have the Chrome browser, it's free and you can download it from a link on the site.) Input your contact information, your symptoms, choose a pharmacy (if needed), and connect with a doctor.

You can see a Medical Physician, Pediatrician, Psychologist, or a Lactation Consultant for a flat fee that is often less than your co-pay. There are no subscription fees or hidden costs. Easy.

The fees for a Doctor, Psychologist, and Lactation Consultant are all in black and white, right on their homepage, so there are no surprises. See those here.

If you've ever been forced to go to your local hospital's Emergency Room with a minor problem because your Doctor's office, or the Urgent Care clinic is closed, you might just be able to see a doctor with Doctor on Demand. They're available from 7am to 11pm in all US time zones, 7 days a week including national and government holidays. So if it's not an actual emergency, you can save a lot of money on an ER visit with their service.

They also take some medial insurance. If your employer or health plan has a relationship with them, they will submit claims on your behalf directly to your insurance. In addition, many health plans reimburse for telehealth services on request, and they can provide you a form to submit to your health plan. Check with your HR or benefits department, or your health plan, to see whether a Doctor on Demand consult or telehealth services is covered.

Watch the quick video below to see what a visit is like.

Doctor On Demand is launching a promotion where they are offering your first video visit for FREE in February! Use the code loves15 for a free visit. Even if you're not sick right now, you can create an account, enter the code, and save it to use when you need it. Remember, it's free to create an account, and the app is a free download, so visit Doctor on Demand ( to redeem it now before it expires!

I am so stoked and I wish they had launched this years ago! Try it yourself; There's nothing to lose!

What do you think about being able to see a Physician without leaving home? Leave me a comment below.

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