We've all been there — waiting in the lobby at a doctor's office watching the minutes go by.
ABC Action News is always looking for ways to save you a few minutes here and there.
Going to the doctor may seem inevitable but we found out many hospitals and insurance companies are now offering telemedicine.
Usually, these services can treat things like flu, allergies and pink eye without ever leaving your home.
You just call in or video chat, explain your symptoms and a doctor will diagnose you and write a prescription if needed.
We found a few places offering a form of telemedicine:
- Florida Hospital offers eCare. It's available every day with or without insurance. You can find more information by clicking here.
- Bay Care offers BayCare Anywhere and is available 24/7. It's $45 per visit. You can find out more here.
- TGH also offers TGH Virtual Care and the average wait time is about 6 minutes.