When I first heard about Dose Healthcare, all I could think was, “Whoa. You mean my kid—or I!—could be treated/diagnosed/get my flu shot/etc. without rounding up two or three kids, keeping them busy for an unforeseen amount of time in a doctor’s office waiting room (and again in the exam room), exposing them (and myself) to goodness knows what, making a trip (hopefully on the way home) to the pharmacy, and then hauling them all back home again?” This sounded like a small miracle to this mama. (If you’ve never had to do the above—particularly when you feel like you’ve been run over by a Mack truck—count yourself lucky!)
Turns out that it’s totally true! This modern-day medical house call service delivers doctors and nurse practitioners to your home or office in under two hours. Their providers are all board-certified and can treat just about any illness or injury that an urgent care or walk-in clinic could. Also available? A variety of primary care services—including sports physicals, wellness exams, and lab work. They also offer on-the-spot prescriptions for many common generic medications—as well as prescription delivery—so they can save you that pharmacy trip too.
Our older two had their flu shots at their yearly exams, and our youngest is only three months old. I didn’t relish the idea of taking the baby (much less additional kiddos) on a trip like the mini-nightmare I described above, so I hadn’t managed to squeeze in my own shot yet. So, I figured—let’s give this a shot! (See what I did there?) I went online and made the request (FYI, you can also do this via their app available for iOS or Android). Within fifteen minutes, I received a text letting me know that my provider was wrapping up with another patient but would contact me shortly. Less than five minutes later, Mamie (NP-C, family medicine) called me, and we made arrangements for her to be at my home within the hour (which was great because we were on our way to a holiday party that evening).
Right on time, she knocked at the door. She took in the hectic scene of life that is getting three kids and two adults put together and out the door for a holiday party, and she didn’t even blink. Like a medical Mary Poppins, she swooped in with her medical bag, set up, and we got right to work at my kitchen island. After administering my shot, she stayed for about fifteen minutes to monitor me and be sure that I didn’t have an adverse reaction. In the interim, she even offered to help with anything I needed to get the kids out the door! Not saying you should expect that of course, and I didn’t take her up on it, but color me impressed, y’all.
- $99 is not a “convenience fee” or “copay.” It’s the full cost of your care.
- You DON’T need health insurance. The cost is the same whether your have insurance or not.
- No hidden fee, no bills in the mail.