Immediate Care with SSM Health Virtual Visits

This post is sponsored by SSM Health. All ideas and opinions of this service are my own.

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If there is ONE thing that is the most stressful curveball thrown into my life – it’s an illness. Whether it be me or my children it’s hard and inconvenient. I admit that when one of my children has symptoms of any illness I watch it very closely and err on the side of caution. I don’t let it go too long before making an appointment with a professional. The piece of mind knowing they don’t have anything really serious, or that we got medication as soon as we could, makes me feel a lot better.

Scheduling and making time for a doctor’s appointment isn’t always easy. Having a husband that travels frequently leaves me solo parenting during the week. It’s inevitable the kids {or myself} seem to come down with something while he is gone. Packing up the kids to go to the clinic is pretty much my worst nightmare. Who has time to work around someone else’s schedule? Not to mention the other germs or viruses we are exposed to just form walking into the clinic.

Would it sound too good to be true to tell you you don’t need an actual clinic visit for acute issues {sinus infections, pink eye, flu, diaper rash…just to name a few} any longer? Well, you DON’T! All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone and you can get your concerns addressed from a medical professional when and where it’s convenient for you.

With SSM Health virtual visits there’s no need to load sick kids into the car, pack a bag for an unforeseen time at the doctor’s office, expose anyone to germs at the clinic, or have to schedule your busy day around someone else’s.

Simply fill out an online form and have an answer within 1 hour for the small fee of $25. No, you don’t need to be a member of SSM Health to utilize this service. No, you do not need to have health insurance.

How It Works:

  1. Complete an online questionnaire {5-15 minutes} based on what a provider would ask during an in-person visit. You may be asked to submit photos for better care. From your mobile device, it’s as simple as this:

2. If during normal business hours {9am – 7:30pm Monday-Friday and 10am – 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday} you will receive a video visit or phone call from an SSM health provider. Usually within 15 minutes – but always less than 60 minutes. **Expect follow-up first thing in the morning if the visit was started after hours.

3. A treatment plan from an SSM provider will be discussed over the phone or video visit. If a prescription is necessary it will immediately be sent to your pharmacy.

How easy and quick is that? You could be treated from your home, desk at work, or even your car!

Get more details about SSM Virtual Health visits here. I’ve answered some of the questions that came to mind when I first learned of this service here:

FAQ’s:

What can I be seen for?

Patients can be treated virtually for non-urgent, health conditions such as cold, flu, sinus infection, diaper rash, pink eye, bladder infections, heartburn, and allergies to name a few.

How much does it cost?

The visit is $25. If the provider is NOT able to treat you virtually, you are NOT charged. You may pay by credit card or Health Savings Account.

Will insurance cover this visit?

You may submit your receipt to your insurance company, but reimbursement is not guaranteed.

Do I have to be a member of SSM Health Group to start a virtual visit?

No! Anyone can take advantage of these easy appointments! You don’t have to have insurance either.

I know I’ll be utilizing this service. It will allow so many more snuggles to comfort my babes when they aren’t feeling their best.

As always, thank you so much for reading. Make it a great day and stay healthy.

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