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    Not sure if this should be in Health or Politics section. Anyway, have you guys heard of this online doctor thingy that is fully covered by AHS? I have a family doctor, and they've been doing virtual appointments through the pandemic, which is handy, but aren't sure if those will continue to be funded. Another person in my family who has not been able to find a family doctor has started using something called "rocketdoctor". Sounds sweet. They have a receptionist kind of person who handles intake and screening questions, then you have a virtual appointment with a doctor all on your phone, all covered by AHS. Apparently her prescriptions were at the pharmacy within 45 minutes of the appointment too.

    I like my in-person doctors appointments, but more innovative virtual health care options seem like a good thing. Especially for people who live outside cities or who travel for work. Has this been a thing for a while?

    Anywhooo, seems neat, discuss.

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    We recently added a system called dialogue to our corporate health plan.

    Basically no charge we have virtual access for all sorts of stuff with full ability to refer/prescribe. All done on your cell phone / video conference. I think with our corporate plan we get deeper access to different services, even psychological/psychiatric which is nice.

    Nice option for situations where time is of the essence and you canít get in to see your family dr, and should reduce ER/Urgent care visits.
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    This seems like such a great/ no brainer idea.

    Hopefully reduce ER wait times.

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    I wasn't even thinking of any benefit to ER usage, but yeah it might help there too. I used to think the after-hours clinic that was part of our primary care network was revolutionary. For a parent of small kids this virtual thing could be really incredible.

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    We recently added a system called dialogue to our corporate health plan.

    Basically no charge we have virtual access for all sorts of stuff with full ability to refer/prescribe. All done on your cell phone / video conference. I think with our corporate plan we get deeper access to different services, even psychological/psychiatric which is nice.

    Nice option for situations where time is of the essence and you can’t get in to see your family dr, and should reduce ER/Urgent care visits.
    Have you tried using Dialogue? Its basically useless. I have tried it a half dozen times and not once have i been able to get anything done successfully. For a simple sick kid they want 58 pictures of the ailment and then tell you that you need to see a doctor anyways. Injury and need an xray? Oh you still need to go in, wont do a referral. Need a new script for something you already have been perscribed like an allergy med? Nope, need to see a doc.

    As far as telemedicine is concerned, i've used Maple a bunch of times and its been AWESOME. Christmas day my wife had an iritis flairup. Maple had a prescription to shoppers within 30 mins and i had drops in her eye within an hour of the call.

    Or even a prescribing pharmacist. Those are excellent too. Our local one would write me anything save for my TRT renewal (and i understand that completely).

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    I was told to turn the light on my phone and spread my cheeks, suddenly I had $100 in my account. Is this the same thing?

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    Have you tried using Dialogue? Its basically useless. I have tried it a half dozen times and not once have i been able to get anything done successfully. For a simple sick kid they want 58 pictures of the ailment and then tell you that you need to see a doctor anyways. Injury and need an xray? Oh you still need to go in, wont do a referral. Need a new script for something you already have been perscribed like an allergy med? Nope, need to see a doc.

    As far as telemedicine is concerned, i've used Maple a bunch of times and its been AWESOME. Christmas day my wife had an iritis flairup. Maple had a prescription to shoppers within 30 mins and i had drops in her eye within an hour of the call.

    Or even a prescribing pharmacist. Those are excellent too. Our local one would write me anything save for my TRT renewal (and i understand that completely).
    Not yet. We have only had it a couple weeks.

    My doctors office is pretty stellar though so it’s just another tool on the belt.
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    Telus health is free and covered by AHS for physical health visits. Mental health visits you have to pay for though.

    I’ve used it a few times, mostly for basic stuff. It’s pretty decent although lately it’s been harder to find last minute appts since it’s a lot more popular now.

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    Good Call, I knew there had to be other providers / platforms for this kind of thing.
    https://www.telus.com/en/personal-health/my-care

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    Telus app says not available in my country. Makes sense. I'm in Canada. No VPN on.

    Does Rocket Doctor look at other things other than my pen 15?

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    did you try the thing in the OP? The not telus one?

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