Would You Try Telemedicine? My Experience with Amwell #MomsLoveAmwell

I participated in the Amwell blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own.

Amwell

Telehealth is one of the fastest growing specialties in medicine.  In the past, telemedicine had a reputation for being sort of on the fringes of traditional medicine. With the advent of more sophisticated technologies, telemedicine is really hitting its stride as a legitimate way to treat patients who (for a variety of reasons) have limited access to medical care otherwise. In fact, my sister-in-law did her doctoral dissertation on telemedicine in the field of child psychology.

I recently had the opportunity to try Amwell, which is the most popular consumer telehealth app available.  All of its doctors and providers are licensed, board-certified, and HIPAA compliant. If you have an iPhone or an iPad, it’s easy to get quality medical care for issues including:

  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Sinus infection
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Pinkeye
  • Flu
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cold
  • Respiratory infection
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Weight concerns
  • Smoking cessation

If you’d like to try Amwell, they’re giving away 1 visit for each of my readers absolutely FREE!

Use code MOMSLOVEAMWELL to take advantage of special deal just for Mindfully Frugal Mom readers.

What did I use Amwell for? Since the winter (I know, it’s July already!),  I haven’t been paying as much attention to eating healthy and have been trying to get more nutrient dense foods into my diet. I decided to have a call with a nutritionist to ask about some recommendations for snacks especially that would keep me full and help me shed some of the winter weight.

I started by logging in and choosing which provider I would like to use.

Amwell

 

After that, I just completed a short health survey. It was really easy and fast to connect with a provider, and she gave me some really helpful tips for different types of workouts to incorporate into my schedule, as well as some post-workout snacks that would help rev my metabolism.

When the visit was over, I got a PDF with all the information, including recommendations from the visit, which I printed out and have referred to several times. This PDF is so helpful because I don’t always remember what my provider talks about during the visit itself!

Amwell is a service that is perfect for people in unique situations:

  • if you’re without transportation
  • to ill to drive
  • newly relocated and don’t have a provider
  • un- or under-insured who would like a more inexpensive option for routine visits
  • if you need a quick primary care prescription refill and don’t want to take time off work to see a doctor

Doctor Visits:

  • Regular doctor visit: 10-15 minutes
  • Session with a dietician: 30 minutes
  • Session with a therapist: 45 minutes

Free therapy? Sign me up! And you can sign up too, just use code MOMSLOVEAMWELL.


What would you use Amwell for? If you got your free appointment, what did you think?

Pin It
{}
This post may contain affiliate links, which help support this site.