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$45 online medical care (Some Blue Cross Insurances free), Limited Services, Prescriptions allowed in 33 states (37 now!)

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OnlineCareAnywhere by BlueCross BlueShield - Available 24 hrs/day, 7 days wk by U.S. board-certified doctors.

https://www.onlinecareanywheremn.com/


Service Map & Hours: https://www.onlinecareanywheremn....icemap.php

Link above will show which states allow for consultation + prescriptions and those that only allow consultations.


Common Illnesses Treated at this time:

Depression or anxiety
Cough, cold and flu
Sinus, ear and eye infections
Headaches
Bronchitis
Acne, skin conditions
Stomach ache
Allergies
Urinary tract infections
Bladder Infections

Mobile App if you're traveling: https://www.onlinecareanywheremn.com/mobile.php

- Revised: Some Blue Cross Insurances are free. Website mentions Blue Shield of Minnesota and Health Partners.

- Average visit time is 10 minutes, but you may extend for up to 3 minutes at no additional charge.

- Use the Free Codes when available! Please update the Wiki when a new one is found.


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Last Edited by PghBunch April 17, 2014 at 03:26 AM
Coupon Codes: SALESFREE - Thanks Mommy2three!


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Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Louisiana
Texas

How do I use a coupon code?
After you have registered and decided to connect with a doctor, you will be asked to enter payment details. Under the area labeled "Your Cost," click on the blue Enter Coupon Code link. Type in your coupon code and click Apply. If you have entered a valid coupon code, the total under "Your Cost" will reflect the discount.

How much does it cost?
The most you will ever pay for an Online Care Anywhere visit is $45. Depending on your health plan or insurance coverage, the cost may be even less.

Their Facebook page so that you can ask questions: https://www.facebook.com/onlinecareanywhere
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that would be like visiting a mechanic online

pretty stupid
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Quote from samsaspa View Post :
that would be like visiting a mechanic online

pretty stupid
Expect this to be the future of medicine; it's been on several television talk shows, where you are connected directly to a doctor and speak to them directly; and they diagnose you. Welcome to the new world of Medicine and Medical Care.

Btw - a good Tech can diagnose your vehicle over the phone with what you tell them; it's what they know in their head from years of experience; and not just working with their hands. Just like people here in the Tech Forum are able to help people fix their computers; same thing applies.

Don't judge a book by it's cover Wave
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Quote from samsaspa View Post :
that would be like visiting a mechanic online

pretty stupid
Yeah, but a mechanic doesn't usually charge $160 for 15 minutes of time and the law requires you to go to him 4x a year just to get oil for your car.

I have been looking around for some sort of alternative to the 4x/year doctors' visits that are required to get my blood pressure & diabetes meds. (I have been on the same meds & dosage for 20+ years, so IMO this many visits a year are unnecessary.) Our current insurance doesn't pay for labwork so doctors visits are very costly as well as inconvenient. I'm going to check out the reviews and the details about how it works first, but I am very interested in this as an alternative.

Edit: It looks like Indiana only allows consultation only, no prescriptions. sigh...
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Last edited by berrie34 February 27, 2014 at 09:36 AM
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The real question is will they prescribe me a C2 over the net?

Anything else could be bought OTC, so what's the point?
Just take MORE of the ibuprofen if you hurt your hand.
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TU. A good low-cost alternative for simple aliments where all you're looking for is a prescription. Also avoids the need to drag yourself to a doctor's waiting room to expose yourself and others to infectious diseases. Regretfully here in NJ there is only consultative services, no prescriptions permitted. Hopefully more insurance companies will see this as a viable alternative to the more expensive visit to a doctor's office.
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My understanding is that they are using the exact same in network doctors that you can see in person. It's just allowing you a little bit of convenience & taking away some of the Dr's overhead for common/easy ailments... More of an urgent care facility for mild issues vs completely taking away your need for a PCP.

I think this is ideal for those that just need a refill on an allergy med or some antibiotics for a urinary tract infection that they may otherwise wait too long to have treated. I don't know how your Dr's are, but ours require us to go in person each time which is a pain if you're in school/working. In the past, we've even have to go back in for a 2nd visit when the pediatrician has prescribed penicillin & something different is required for their ear infection. We have insurance now, so it's doable, but for several years we had to pay cash for all of those visits. I am personally very much in support of alternative medical care options.

I saw that there is a Feb code available, but it was given out to Minnesota school employees at some kind of conference.
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If anyone tries this out, I'd be very interested to hear about your experience. I see a bunch of specialists (most of which have been very inattentive) so I wouldn't mind a way to save time and money.
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Hey, if they can get me in fast and e-trasmit a prescription for sinusitis meds quickly, I'd use it. Last time I had a bout the came up over a weekend I went to one of the local velocity care clinics, and it was $160 to get a scrip for a $28 course of antibiotics. I'm not saying it wasn't worth $200 to get onto meds immediately, but if I have to go through a gatekeeper to get what I need I'd rather do it for $45 instead of $160.

A lot of people with repeat problems know what the symptoms are after a time or two and know what works for us. All we want is the path of least resistance (and cost) to get well asap. I'm bookmarking this for sure.
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Doesn't Canada allow their pharmacists to do basically the same thing for these kind of milder issues? Hopefully more companies in the US will take note so that a doc's time can be freed up for the more serious ailments. IMO it's a win-win for everyone.
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Hmm... This would be great for my wife to get a Rx for an Epi-pen since she's allergic to carrots of all things. It could save her an office visit since we live 30mins from everything.

ETA: Nevermind, Colorado can't do prescriptions Frown
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Quote from berrie34 View Post :
Yeah, but a mechanic doesn't usually charge $160 for 15 minutes of time and the law requires you to go to him 4x a year just to get oil for your car.

I have been looking around for some sort of alternative to the 4x/year doctors' visits that are required to get my blood pressure & diabetes meds. (I have been on the same meds & dosage for 20+ years, so IMO this many visits a year are unnecessary.) Our current insurance doesn't pay for labwork so doctors visits are very costly as well as inconvenient. I'm going to check out the reviews and the details about how it works first, but I am very interested in this as an alternative.

Edit: It looks like Indiana only allows consultation only, no prescriptions. sigh...
Taking my car to the mechanic for regular maintenance is more expensive than going to my doctor for a regular appointment.

My doctor does not take any insurance, and a regular appointment is only $50 cash. You need another doctor or different insurance.
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it is $45 for each time you use the service, a quick care or urgent care is approx. $5-10 how is this a deal?
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Quote from bluekiwi View Post :
it is $45 for each time you use the service, a quick care or urgent care is approx. $5-10 how is this a deal?
You don't have to get off the couch and more importantly SD to get care Wink
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