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Telemedicine can help you save time at the doctor's office

Posted: 7:45 AM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 11:45:55Z

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. 

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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.