**Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of United Healthcare. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.
Last week we had Baby Awesome’s 18 month doctor’s appointment. How the heck is she 18 months already? Our little girl is growing up way too fast!
Ever since I’ve become a mom I’ve noticed that little errands now take more time than ever. If I take Baby Awesome with me we have to get in the car, make sure to work around her nap schedule, etc. If I leave her at home I need to make sure we have someone at home watching her. Getting out of the house just isn’t as easy as it used to be. I’ve pretty much resorted to online for most things.
If I need to go to the grocery store just to “pick up a few things” instead of running out I will order through an online service. If we need a quick dinner, I’ll order online. If we need household items like toilet paper, soap, etc. – I will get them online. It feels like a lot of the items we need can be bought at the click of a button without having the hassle of visiting a store.
Technology has not only enabled us to get our errands done online, but it’s changing health care, too. If you need to go to the doctor for a non-emergency situation, you can now do so from the comfort of your own home. United Healthcare now offers Virtual Visits where you can see and talk to a doctor on your computer or mobile device. This is so convenient for me because the thought of bringing Baby Awesome to the doctor and have her sit in the waiting room with me is enough to make me think twice about even going to the doctor. Now I don’t have to think that way.
You don’t need an appointment for a virtual visit, and it costs less than a normal doctor’s visit. If there’s a wait you might need to spend some time in the virtual waiting room but that’s about it. All of the doctors are U.S. certified board medical professionals and they can prescribe medication as well.
Of course if you have a serious emergency you should always go visit your doctor in person but it’s nice to know that an option for a virtual visit is there if you need it. You can learn more about Virtual Visits here.
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I have friends who do virtual visits with family, I’ve been at their home on the holidays and they are on skype or something like it and they use their huge screen. I haven’t used it for a doctor’s visit, I would love to do that. I would probably use the doctor more, I do not have a car and very hard to get to any doctor, esp in the winter. But I don’t have a computer at home, I’m hoping someday I can afford the internet so I can do things like this.
Betsy Barnes says
I have not done virtual visits yet, however, it would really be beneficial, especially if you get sick or have medical questions on the weekends or late at night. 🙂
I’ve never used an online service for healthcare but it sounds convenient.
I’ve never tried a virtual visit. However, I have had phone visits with doctors and nurses. It is very convenient.
Kimberly Flickinger (@kaflickinger74) says
I have never had a virtual visit experience; however, I have family members who have had them and it was a positive experience for them.
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Smitha (SD Mom) (@RunningwithSD) says
I think having a virtually available doctor is the best!
My coworker completed a virtual visit for her daughter. The nurse was able to diagnose her with pink eye and send a prescription to the pharmacy.
James Robert says
I have not but need to look into this further
Michael Howell says
No, I’ve never done a virtual visit before. It sounds interesting though.,
Pamela Gurganus says
No, I have never done a virtual visit or had a similar experience with a doctor online.
I have not had any of these experiences.
I would be willing to give them a try.
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I haven’t yet but it sounds very interesting- like if you have tiny kids and can’t take them out of the house
Colleen Boudreau (Collifornia) says
No I haven’t.
amy pugmire says
I have never! but it sounds really neat and easy!
I have never had the opportunity to do a virtual visit. It is a very nice feature.
I have never tried a virtual visit. I honestly don’t think I will.
Linda Szymoniak says
I haven’t had the need to do a virtual visit – yet – but it’s nice to know it’s an option. Since this is our insurance company, I’m finding out some great things about them with these giveaways.
Sonya Morris says
I have never done a virtual doctor visit.
Carlos Luis Barón Carrero says
I not done yet bit it would be interesting
sheila ressel says
I have never had a virtual visit before.
No, I’ve never done a virtual visit before. I think it sounds like a great idea though!
Michelle C says
No, I haven’t tried virtual visits before, but it’s an interesting concept.
Julie Bickham says
I have never done this before. It’s a great idea though!
Bailey Dexter says
I have not but my Hubby has & love it!
Ruslan Selkhanov says
I’ve never done a virtual visit before.
no,I haven`t ever had a virtual visit or similar experience
Lisa Ogle says
I have never tried virtual visits.
I haven’t yet but looked into it when I had pinkeyes
ellen beck says
I have one specialist who does virtual visits and has for some time. It isnt bad at all.
I’ve never used a virtual visit, but it sounds really convenient since I don’t have a car.
I have yet to use a virtual visit, but would be perfect when one of my kids is not feeling well!
According to Ashley Bree says
I have not done that yet. (:
Anne Marie Carter says
I have never had a virtual doctors visit.
Sherri Hicks says
NO I haven’t used virtual visit
Sara Elizabeth Theissen says
I have never used a virtual doctor before! I always thought it would be too expensive.
Jessica Lodge says
I haven’t done a virtual visit but I have e-mailed with my children’s doctor on frequent occasion. If they have a rash I will send a picture, or sometimes I just e-mail with a question/concern. It’s awesome.
Jessica Viana says
I have never had a virtual visit before, although I find it useful!
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Roselle mendoza says
Great… It’s useful
Mary Songer says
I haven’t done a virtual doctor visit yet but I really love the idea of being able to consult with a doctor from the comfort of my home instead of treking to the office and waiting.
Corey Olomon says
i’ve never seen one before
Sarah Mayer says
Nope, never done a virtual visit.. I would like to one day.