For those of you in the City’s PPO health plan, there is a new benefit you should have received information about last month. The benefit is “telemedicine”, which gives members the ability to video conference with a doctor from their smartphone or their computer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Telemedicine is a great way to save yourself or your child an actual trip to the doctor’s office or the emergency room. Below is the info on how to access the service, and what types of ailments telemedicine can treat. Remember that a $20 co-pay applies to every virtual visit. And of course, if there is a life-threatening emergency you should always go directly to the emergency room or dial 9-1-1.