Telemedicine Visits for Urgent Care on Bulverde Rd, Alamo Ranch Pkwy in San Antonio, TX & Bastrop, TX
Fast Aid Urgent Care provides Telemedicine Services so you can be taken care of by your doctors at the comfort of your home. Call us for more information.
To ensure the safety of our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, FastAid Urgent Care offers the flexibility of doctor visits in the comfort of your own home through advanced virtual technology known as Telemedicine. Now, you can speak with our doctors by phone or video call without needing to travel!
If you are immobilized due to a condition or injury, lack of transportation, or want to protect yourself or loved ones from getting ill, trying to make it to a doctor’s appointment can be quite stressful! Luckily, there is another option that will enable you to see a doctor without compromising your health or ruining your day. With telemedicine appointments, you can receive medical care, get prescriptions refilled, and seek medical advice all from the comfort of your own home! Our doctors at Fast Aid Urgent Care are happy to provide this service for you.
What is telemedicine?
The innovative technology that is known as telemedicine that allows for remote diagnosis and evaluation of various conditions for patients. It uses telecommunications technology, which is a fancy way of saying that you can have a doctor’s appointment through mediums such as your phone or a video app on your computer. As such, it is an excellent resource for individuals who do not have easy access to transportation or have mobility issues. During the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has proved to be an extraordinary way to maintain social distancing protocols and still to enable patients to receive medical attention.
How does telemedicine work?
Telemedicine is excellent for treating any condition that does not require hands-on medical attention and is not life-threatening. It usually works through a third-party app that facilitates an online chat and a video call between you and your doctor. At Fast Aid Urgent Care, we utilize ClockwiseMD for our telemedicine appointments. During the video call, your doctor will ask you to describe your symptoms in as much detail as possible, so that they can provide the best treatment that they can for you.
When booking a telemedicine appointment, the first landing page will ask you for some personal information, including your name, phone number, date of birth. The page will also include some questions about COVID-19, such as whether you have traveled recently, been in contact with a probable or confirmed case, and if you have any symptoms yourself. Then, you will need to click the “Get in Line” button, and a telemedicine staff will help you complete the registration. When the physician is ready to see you, they will contact you to conduct a live video chat with you. Either they will be able to resolve the issue through telemedicine, or they will advise seeing a physician in-person.
What conditions can be treated by telemedicine?
Although telemedicine is unable to treat conditions that require hands-on medical care or that are life-threatening emergencies, you would be surprised at how many services can be rendered through telemedicine! Some of these services and conditions telemedicine can provide and treat include:
- Arthritic pain
- Bladder infections
- Cold and flu
- COVID-19 screening
- Dehydration, nausea, and vomiting
- Ear, nose, and throat infections
- Insect bites
- Minor sprains, strains, fractures, and cuts
- Physical exams
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
*If your newborn has a fever, this is considered an emergency. As such, you must take them to the nearest emergency room so to receive adequate medical attention.
Is telemedicine expensive?
Telemedicine is less expensive than emergency room visits, primary care appointments, and in-office urgent care appointments! As for us at Fast Aid Urgent Care, we charge $50 for telemedicine appointments for patients that do not have insurance. If you have medical insurance, that number will be lower, as we accept most major insurances companies.
Where can I get telemedicine services in the areas of San Antonio and Bastrop, Texas?
If you are looking for trustworthy telemedicine services in either San Antonio, Texas or Bastrop, Texas, we have what you need! Fast Aid Urgent Care has clinics in both San Antonio, Texas, and Bastrop, Texas, including two in San Antonio! Visit our Locations page for more information on each clinic.
We invite you to Fast Aid Urgent Care if you need telemedicine services! Book an appointment with us at one of our clinics, call us or schedule an appointment through our website.
We accept major insurances and our self pay cost for telemed is $50 per visit.
Please Call our office to learn more and schedule with us online below.
Once you have booked an appointment, you will be contacted by a staff member for further instruction.
Stay safe and healthy!