This post is sponsored by Amwell, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
The weather is changing here in New England with cooler temperatures in the 40’s- 50’s overnight, but still warming up to the 80’s in the daytime. When these changes occur, I tend to get sinus problems. I typically treat them with over the counter medications, use essential oils, and make sure I’m eating well & drinking plenty of water. The changes also seem to coincide with the start of school and our schedule ramping up so we’re out and about more, and exposed to more germs, etc. This year I have all three kids in different schools, with different clubs, sports, activities, and volunteer work going on after school. August and the first half of September have WORN ME OUT. Last weekend, I came home from our Saturday sports event and I was exhausted. One of the kids wasn’t feeling well so I broke out the thermometer to check their temperature (it was normal), and then used it on myself. Unfortunately, I had a fever.
Because it was the weekend, my doctor’s office was closed, and the urgent care center closest to us that accepts our insurance is about 45 minutes away. I did NOT feel up to making that trip. I’m scatterbrained when I am that exhausted and not feeling well, so I planned to just go up to bed, but one of my teenagers reminded me that our insurance offers telehealth benefits. It spurred my memory that we can use Amwell – I’ve shared my previous experiences with y’all this year, and I was very pleased with the service. I opened up the app on my phone, my information was still there from prior visits, and was able to connect right away to a physician. They diagnosed a sinus infection and sent over a prescription to my local pharmacy right away. I got in the car, drove the 5 minutes to my pharmacy, and my medication was ready and waiting on me. I picked up dinner for the kids next door, drove home, took my medicine, went to bed, and got a good night’s sleep. I still felt pretty crummy on Sunday, but by Monday morning I was feeling significantly better! I’m very thankful that I didn’t have to wait until Monday to get an appointment and spend Monday/Tuesday feeling horrible while waiting for the antibiotic to work. I highly recommend giving Amwell a try to see if they can help you with your Urgent Care needs too!
I hope you will take a moment to VISIT THE AMWELL WEBSITE, click on CONDITIONS at the top of the page, and explore the list of conditions Amwell treats. It includes such things as Allergies, Pink Eye, Bronchitis, Sinus Infections, UTI’s, Strep Throat, Stomach Flu, Bee stings, nagging cough, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, nutritional advice, eating disorders, and more!
Amwell doctors ARE able to write and send prescriptions to the pharmacy of your choice, and recommendations for over the counter (OTC) medications in most states, so patients can begin treatment right away. Additionally, they DO accept Insurance Coverage for select plans, to help reduce the cost even more. Our personal health insurance is provided through my husband’s employer, and we have Telehealth as a benefit. In fact, the cost of using Telehealth for illnesses is the company’s preferred choice and they offer us significant cost savings for utilizing the service when we are sick. You can enter your insurance information when you enroll with Amwell, and they’ll let you know if they are able to accept it at that time.
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