Online Doctor Visit with Amwell only $1!

“This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and Amwell. All opinions are my own”

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Here’s the scenario: I felt that little ache in my throat when I swallowed. Okay – it’s probably because I just woke up, right? No way can I get sick right now. Too much going on! Fast forward two hours. The ache is a little worse, and I’m starting to feel a bit feverish. No, no, no!

Fast forward to the next day. I am death warmed over. I am achy, feverish, and my throat is killing me. “But I’m a mom. I have to power through it,” I say to myself as I fall back on the coach, precariously close to whining like a five year old.

Drag myself to the phone, oops, don’t have the doc’s phone number. Drag myself to the computer. Google it. Call the doctor. Yes! We can see you…tomorrow. Death.Warmed.Over.

Fast forward to tomorrow. Drag myself into the shower while two kids are asking about breakfast. Pretend I’m single with no kids outside the door. Get out of the shower and throw on a tee shirt and sweats. Yes, I am going to be seen in public like this. I’m too sick to care. My appointment is in half an hour. I head for the car. Can’t find the keys. Oh…wait. I remember that I’m not single and kid-less and the kids are going to have to go to the doctor with me. Find the first available clothes for each of them and ignore the fact that they look like they just had starring roles in Oliver. As orphans. And of course they can’t find their shoes.

Does that sound familiar? Does it sound fun? No, it does not. And it doesn’t have to be that way! With Amwell, you can talk to a doctor right in the privacy of your own home. I had this exact same situation recently. It was waaay better than than scenario above!

First, I downloaded the free app.

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Then I created a secure and private account. Amwell takes your privacy very seriously. Your visit with the doctor is secure and HIPAA compliant. Amwell is accepted by many major insurers, with more added every day.  Enter your health insurance information for a lower cost visit, although right now, Coupondipity readers will get a their first visit for only $1! More on that later.

At that point, I just had to choose the provider I wanted to work with. That was simple, too!

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When I connected with the doc, she was kind and concerned. She did not seem to be in a hurry to rush me off the phone. I sat in a comfy chair with a mug of hot tea next to me – yeah, this is far from the days of dragging two screaming kids to the doctor with me. This was calm. This was stress free. She discussed my health history, and then we talked about my current symptoms. She was very, very thorough. She gave me a prescription that hubby can pick up tomorrow on his way home after church. So much nicer than having to physically go see your doctor!!

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What are some reasons why you may want to try Amwell?

First of all, the cost is lower in a lot of cases. An in-office doctor visit costs an average of $82. Amwell charges no more than $49 for a physician visit. This is a great option for people who don’t have insurance, are between jobs, or even college students looking to save money.

Amwell is positioning themselves to be the Amazon of healthcare. Check out this article!

Then there’s the accessibility. I believe we’ve partially covered that, but with Amwell, you can “see” a doctor 24/7, seven days a week, even on weekends, and all at your convenience. Try that with your regular doc. Let me know how that works out for you. And not only that, some of us have kids who are outrageously afraid of going to the doctor. Trust me, Amwell is a lot easier on them and you!

It’s extremely convenient. All you have to do is run a brush through your hair (well, you don’t have to) and grab your phone. And think about if you’re traveling! We were in Europe in May, and hubby was experiencing some sort of problem with his eye (red, watery, itchy). It would have been so convenient if we’d used an Amwell visit from Prague!

Here are some common reasons why people use Amwell:

  • 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

Take a look at this cute video – it really shows you what Amwell is all about!

Folks, we are living in the digital age. There are so many options now that people didn’t have 20 years ago. Take advantage of these things to make your life easier!

And of course, we have a promo code for you to get your first visit for only $1! Just use the promo code Healthy8.

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Comments

  1. Angelic Sinova says:

    I’ve been noticing so many people recommending Amwell lately. I can definitely see the advantages to seeing a doctor online <3

  2. I’ve yet to try this but it sounds very interesting! I’d much rather do this than google something! ;-)

  3. Chantal says:

    I have been reading more and more about this application. Sounds like a very useful and helpful tool when you need it most.

  4. Lisa says:

    This is one of the single greatest inventions of our time. No one wants to leave home when they are sick. Add in kids and we usually just say we will deal with it. This makes it so much better.

  5. Kita says:

    What a convenient service. I can just imagine myself using it – you never know when that ache in your throat will attack!

  6. Wendy says:

    How great to be able to talk to the doctor without having to drag you sick self to the office!

  7. Alyssa C says:

    I love this idea! I always make late night er trips but with this app I could totally avoid them! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Liz Mays says:

    Things seem to happen in the night over here, so the 24/7 accessibility can’t be denied. I really love the convenience of Amwell.

  9. Ugh, sorry to hear that you’re sick. IT’s nice to have a resource like this though! I saw this type of thing in a movie once and I was like “does that really exist?” and now I’m seeing these posts all over and it does!

  10. This is awesome! The last thing I want to do when I am sick is drag myself into public along with my very energetic baby. This would be a miracle!

  11. Alli says:

    I haven’t had an opportunity to use Amwell yet (that’s a good thing I guess), but I will if I need it. I think this is the best thing since house calls back in the olden days.

  12. I’ve heard amazing things about Amwell. I would definitely like to use their service for doctor’s visits. What a convenience! Heading to the doctor’s office in person is usually such a pain!

  13. Briton says:

    This seems like such a great service! I would be so glad to use it on vacations or when I’m traveling for work and need a doctor!

  14. Oh how I wish we could use Amwell for the medical doctors. Our state doesn’t allow it, but it would be such a convenience.

  15. Ron Leyba says:

    This is truly awesome. AmWell is making a big leap in health care.

  16. Miles L. says:

    It’s great how technology can connect us to our doctors. Thanks for Amwell for making this possible.

  17. NYC SingleMom says:

    I need to see if my insurance plan takes it but I love the idea of Amwell even if they dont. The cost is inexpensive and the time you save is worth it. I thought my daughter had pinkeye (she turned out it was just an irrititation) but what if had been. I had 2 choices, wait at her doctors because she is booked solid or go to the emergency room (yikes). This is great to know about for the futurney

  18. Miranda says:

    I have heard so many wonderful things about Amwell and it is exactly what we need especially this holiday season as so many people will be coming down with something

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