Being sick is one of the worst feelings there is. Even a case of sniffles caused by seasonal allergies can leave the sufferer feeling drained and off of their game. This I know to be 100% true because I myself am plagued by allergies several times a year. In addition to said allergies, I also get hit by the common cold at least two times a year as well as the flu but only once, if I’m lucky. As a parent and general adult, the worst part about being sick is that you don’t get ‘sick’ days. No matter how badly you may be feeling, you just have to soldier on so you can take care of the needs of your little ones. I know many of my readers will be able to agree. Amwell to the rescue!
When the shoe is on the other foot and your kids come down with a virus, life stops. You’ll miss work, cancel dates, postpone errands, etc. in order to ensure that you’re available to see to a sick little ones every need. These needs can be quite extensive, however, especially when you have more than one child in your family. One perfect example of this is not too long ago when the flu was going around our children’s school. Being that winter is sitting right on top of us, there has been no shortage of illnesses going from classroom to classroom. No matter how religious you teach your little ones to be about washing hands often, not sharing drinks, and all of the common no-no’s, there will always be something that comes home with them.
This time it was the flu. The onset was swift and brutal. One minute we were eating dinner, the next our youngest was complaining about a headache and upset stomach. Thinking it was something I had served at dinner that was the culprit, I prescribed an early bed time and that was that. Just a few short hours later the fever hit, then the vomiting shortly after. Unsure of what exactly was happening, we ended up in urgent care, the only place place that specialized in pediatrics that wasn’t our local emergency room. MANY hours later, after prescribing plenty of rest and lots of fluids, and a quick visit from the billing department to collect our insurance, we were sent packing.
If I had known then what I do now, we could have skipped hours of waiting in a cold room with tissue paper bed liners, uncomfortable culture swabs and much more. To put it plainly, if I had pulled up the Amwell app, we could have gotten a diagnosis much more quickly, without an outrageous bill and talked to a doctor from the comfort of our own home. Instead we repeated a tiring, scary and expensive routine that has become a common place in our lifes (and I’m sure in the lives of those mama/dads who are reading along.)
Amwell is a stroke of pure genius. Not only is it far more affordable than an appointment in office (think about the 150+ you’re forced to shell out of pocket for every visit) at just $69 per session but it’s also a fast way to get an accurate diagnosis to ailments such as colds, the flu, rashes and much more. While it isn’t meant to treat in case of emergencies, Amwell is fantastic for common issues that can be diagnosed online from the comfort of your own living room, car or place of work!
Amwwell is available 24/7, is covered by most insurances at rates even better than the $69 I quoted earlier and offers a wide array of services including therapy, areas of specialty outside of illness (such as for pediatrics and dermatology) AND is available for patients without having to schedule an appointment first. As an added bonus, for those with low immunity or auto-immune diseases, it completely cuts out the need to visit waiting rooms where germs are running rampant.
Downloading the Amwell app is as easy as visiting your app store, searching by name and hitting the download button. In just a few easy steps you’ll have access to a doctor whenever and wherever the need may strike; with children we know that can be anywhere from home to school to grandmas and anywhere from early morning to late into the night!
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