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Wishing for a (Virtual) House Call? You Need the Amwell App!

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Ugh. No. Just…no. Your head aches. Your throat is scratchy. And is that a fever? You know before you even open your eyes to answer your toddler’s call—you’re sick. And you can’t be sick. You’re MOM. You’ve got kids depending on you for breakfast, rides to school, reading stories, play time,  bath time—you name it. In short, they’re counting on you take care of them. So when are you take the break you need to get the doctor and take care of you? Enter Amwell—and cue the Hallelujah Chorus.

612x612_FirstVisitFree_041315Founded by two brothers—both doctors—in 2006, Amwell is one of the leading telehealth services in the United States. Because of their dedication to providing users with high-quality, Board Certified, licensed care (doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, psychologists, therapists, and social workers), they work with the nation’s largest health insurance companies, most prestigious hospital systems, and many of the largest self-insured employers in the U.S. Their goal is to deliver the best healthcare available over your desktop or mobile via video in under 2 minutes. As the first telehealth service awarded accreditation by The American Telemedicine Association, the Amwell App was ranked as the most popular consumer telehealth app in 2014 worldwide, by App Annie, with over 1.3M downloads across iOS and Android devices.

So how does it work? First, download the user-friendly app onto your phone. Next, register with some of your basic information, and up will pop a list of available doctors. It’s that easy. After scrolling through and reading their bios and credentials, you can take your pick. The doctor you select will greet you shortly—right on your screen. Mama, you can do this before you even make that roll out of bed to check on those kiddos!

Amwell_iPhone6_ProviderList_031816As if the convenience wasn’t enough (and it is convenient to have healthcare on your time and schedule, right?), Amwell is cost-effective as well. At $49 per visit, it costs far less than a trip to your local urgent care clinic (which usually runs $70-$85 a pop). Aiming to set your mind at ease, Amwell provides quality care that you can trust. All their doctors are licensed to practice and prescribe in your state, have 4.5-5 star ratings, and 10+ years of experience.

When sickness strikes your home abruptly (and really, does it ever happen any other way?), try Amwell! The first visit is free for all Nashville Moms Blog readers with the code CITYMOMS.

And if you do end up needing to make an office appointment, you can look for a doctor in Nashville with the handy Amwell find a doctor page!

Thank you, Amwell, for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own! NMB would not promote or work with a business we did not believe to be reputable or relevant to our readers.

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