Online healthcare?These common conditions can be treated virtually.
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Since the stay-at-home orders and social distancing recommendations of early 2020, you’ve been adapting your life to the digital alternatives:
Virtual conference calls instead of in-person meetings? Check.
Grocery delivery instead of grocery shopping? Check.
Zoom happy hours in place of meeting friends out for drinks? Check.
Distance learning instead of classroom learning? Check.
But virtual healthcare over in-person doctor visits? It depends.
With the help of online healthcare options like Virtuwell, you can easily move some of your healthcare needs to a virtual alternative too. Whether you’re too busy to schedule an appointment, feeling too sick to bring yourself in, or just want quick, hassle-free online healthcare treatment options, there are plenty of conditions that can be treated through an online visit.
How does virtual care work?
Virtual care can work in a few different ways. Some virtual visits take place over video conferencing or telephone with a healthcare provider who assesses your needs and provides a treatment plan. Virtual visits like these usually require an appointment during clinic hours and can be billed to your insurance like a regular, in-person doctor’s visit.
Our approach to virtual care
At Virtuwell, we use an online visit model that is accessible 24/7—so you can start your visit any time of the day. You simply fill out a quick questionnaire, then a board-certified nurse practitioner reviews your answers and provides a diagnosis and customized treatment plan. They can also send your prescriptions to your pharmacy, if necessary. Then, if you have any questions, you can easily contact your nurse practitioner to get clarification on your treatment plan or follow up if the treatment isn’t working.
Virtuwell has been treating people virtually for over a decade. We can treat more than 60 common illnesses without requiring an in-person clinic visit—and, we’re adding to that list all of the time. Even better news, online visits like these are usually more affordable than a regular, in-person clinic visit.
What conditions can an online doctor or nurse treat?
Bladder infections & yeast infections
Sometimes, things just feel “off” down there. But a trip into the doctor’s office isn’t always necessary. Virtuwell can treat Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and yeast infections which occur when your natural pH levels are out of balance. We can also send a prescription for antibiotics to your pharmacy for a bladder infection or UTI if that familiar twinge and burn comes back.
Seasonal & pet allergies
If you’re sneezy, wheezy, stuffy or itchy, there’s no need to wait—get treatment quickly for your allergies by starting an online visit at Virtuwell. Whatever is causing your sniffles, Virtuwell can help you find the right nasal steroid, decongestant or best combination of over-the-counter medicines to help you find relief and breathe easy.
When your stuffiness is paired with uncomfortable pressure and pain in your face, head and teeth, you could have a sinus infection. Luckily, you don’t have to endure the pain while you wait for an in-person visit. Start your visit online as soon as you feel that sinus pain and get started on the road to recovery right away.
Acne & skin rashes
Virtuwell can help you take care of your largest organ—your skin! Itchy, rashy, raised, swollen, bruised, scraped or blistered skin can be taken care of online by a virtual skin specialist. Online healthcare can help you treat canker sores and cold sores, warts, eczema, hives, ingrown nails, rosacea, and even acne.
Our nurse practitioners will review your photos submitted through our questionnaire to diagnose and treat your skin conditions. If they think you need to see an in-person provider or a dermatologist, we’ll refer you at no charge.
When there’s something wrong with your eyes, it’s hard to focus on anything else. That itchy, stingy pain can be so bothersome and distracting. With a quick virtual visit, pink eye is simple to diagnose online. Start a visit with Virtuwell at any time of day—yes, even in between classes or conference calls when you need quick relief from nagging symptoms.
Kid’s health—& treatment for nursing moms, too
Sometimes, a kiss and a cuddle don’t make it go away. And as a parent, it can be nerve-wracking when your child is unwell. Whether it’s a skinned knee, lice, poison ivy, bug bites, hand-foot and mouth disease or even chickenpox, Virtuwell can diagnose and treat your little one online. Fill out a quick questionnaire about your child’s symptoms, and get tips for managing discomfort and a treatment plan just for them.
And for nursing moms, Virtuwell can treat mastitis and clogged ducts by teaching you the best techniques for relief and prescribing antibiotics—all without packing the diaper bag or disrupting nap time to get to your appointment.
Birth control & STIs
Your sexual health is an important pillar of your overall health, but it’s not always easy to talk about. At times, it can feel awkward and uncomfortable. But, online healthcare services like Virtuwell provide discreet and private treatment. Whether you’re interested in weighing your birth control options, your birth control method didn’t work properly or you or your partner tested positive for a STI, we can provide you with treatment quickly and discreetly. Our nurse practitioners are also available to answer any follow-up questions, without judgment, and without additional cost.
Managing your mild asthma just got easier. Let’s face it, life is busy. And it can be difficult to remember to refill your rescue inhaler prescription. Virtual healthcare providers can make managing your health simpler, more convenient and more affordable.
Virtuwell’s nurse practitioners work closely with you to provide personalized treatment plans that meet your unique needs, with access to experts to answer questions day or night.
COVID-19, flu & cold
If your cold symptoms are paired with shortness of breath and fever, online healthcare can be a great first step in getting a COVID-19 assessment.
A visit through Virtuwell includes a thorough evaluation of your symptoms, a personalized treatment plan, free follow-up care and help scheduling a drive-up testing appointment.
If your cold symptoms come on suddenly and make you feel like you’ve been hit by a bus, the flu could be the culprit. Luckily, Virtuwell treats that, too! We’ll evaluate you and assess when prescriptions like Tamiflu can help alleviate your symptoms and get you back to feeling like yourself.
Get treated quickly—virtually
There’s a lot more to online medical care than meets the eye. A virtual doctor’s visit doesn’t have to mean you’re skimping on treatment—nurse practitioners provide the same treatment you’d receive in-person through online healthcare options. Virtual doctor’s visits make healthcare more affordable, more convenient, simpler—and safer for you and your family in the wake of a global pandemic. It’s no wonder people love online care.
Curious to see how Virtuwell works? It’s so easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it sooner!
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