With MDLIVE, you can access a board-certified doctor by secure online video, phone, or the MDLIVE app – anytime, anywhere, 24/7/365. MDLIVE is a low-cost, convenient alternative to Urgent Care Clinic visits or waiting days to get an appointment with your primary care doctor for non-emergency medical conditions. Our doctors can diagnose your symptoms, prescribe non-narcotic medication (if needed), and send e-prescriptions to your nearest pharmacy.
No. MDLIVE is designed to handle non-emergency medical conditions and can often substitute for a doctor’s office, Urgent Care Clinic, or Emergency Room visit for common conditions like the flu or pink eye. However, it is not intended to replace your primary care doctor or to be used in life-threatening emergencies.
You should not use MDLIVE if you are experiencing a medical emergency. In case of a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 immediately.
Our doctors are trained to treat a wide range of conditions through both MDLIVE and Breakthrough, MDLIVE’s behavioral health therapy service.
You can easily sign up or activate your account by using one of the following methods:
** You will receive an email confirmation upon completion of registration for every member added to the account. All members on the account must have their own account, including children.
You can start using MDLIVE immediately after you sign up and activate your account. Sign up and activation are totally free. If you are required to pay, you will only be asked for your credit card information when you visit with a doctor. Once you have an MDLIVE account, you can browse doctor profiles, view available appointment times, and schedule an appointment with the doctor of your choice. Want to go one step further? Be sure to fill out your medical history profile to better prepare your MDLIVE doctor for your appointment.
MDLIVE is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, even on holidays. Use MDLIVE anytime you have a non-emergency medical condition, are unable to see your primary care provider, or when you simply prefer a convenient, cost effective alternative to the emergency room, urgent care center, or clinic.
MDLIVE is available anywhere in the United States**. Our network of Board Certified doctors will be provided to you based on the state you are located. We make sure that each doctor is fully licensed to practice medicine in your state.
**Availability of phone visits varies in accordance with state regulations
Getting started is totally free. If you’re receiving MDLIVE as part of a group benefit, you may not be required to pay at all. If you are required to pay, you will only be charged after you choose to consult with a doctor and your appointment time and payment information are confirmed. You can cancel your appointment and receive a full refund, provided that you cancel at least 24 hours before your appointment time. MDLIVE accepts most major credit and debit cards.
Yes, if the MDLIVE doctor believes medication is warranted, he or she can write a prescription and send it directly to the pharmacy of your choice. Please be aware that we do not prescribe controlled substances (e.g. narcotic medications, anxiolytics, stimulants), nor do we prescribe certain other medications (see Full list here). And finally, MDLIVE does not guarantee a prescription will be written; that will be determined by the physician, based on your clinical presentation.
Like all medications, antibiotics have both benefits and risks. Used for the right reason they are lifesavers, but if used incorrectly, they can cause a variety of problems from allergic reactions to side effects. Additionally, inappropriate use of antibiotics can lead to “antibiotic resistance”, which means the antibiotics might not work for you when you really need it! Read more below to become an expert on this subject:
Confidentiality is a respected part of MDLIVE’s Code of Ethics. We take your privacy very seriously. Laws are also in place to protect your privacy. The HIPAA Privacy Rule is designed to be a minimum level of protection. Some states have even stricter laws in place to protect your personal health information. MDLIVE can share your information with your PCP in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
To use video conferencing you need:
After you set up an account, you will be able to use a simple online simulation to test your configuration and check if you are ready for a virtual consultation.
Yes. Hearing impaired patients can communicate with a doctor using our secure, HIPAA-compliant live chat feature that is available on our website. Patients can communicate with their doctor in an environment that works much like texting. To activate this feature, select “hearing-impaired” and any other categories that apply to you from the accommodations menu, and complete the online registration process. The feature is automatically available each time you login by clicking the icon located at the bottom right-hand side of the screen. At present, live chat only available on the MDLIVE website and not on the MDLIVE app.
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