‘Tis the season for hot cocoa, cozy fires, and – unfortunately – germs. Whether you’re shopping at the mall or waiting at the airport on your way to visit relatives, you’re likely spending more time indoors and around crowds – the perfect recipe for viruses to spread.
With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the last thing you need is a minor illness to throw a wrench into your schedule of festivities. Carving out time to go to the doctor certainly wasn’t part of your holiday plans, but you want to start feeling better fast.
Rest easy … MultiCare Virtual Care is here to help! And the best part? You don’t even have to leave home to get care.
Here are five reasons why you should consider Virtual Care:
1. Our providers treat many minor illnesses and conditions for adults and children.
From pink eye and urinary tract infections to colds and flu – we see and treat a variety of common conditions every day.
2. We’re open 24/7 every day, including holidays and weekends.
E-Visits -- answering a series of questions on your favorite device -- are available 24/7 for just $25. You can even send a picture to our providers (think skin irritation or bug bite). Or if you prefer to chat with one of our friendly providers face-to-face via a video visit, you’ll still find us accessible 8 am to 8 pm every day. Video visits are only $49. For either type of visit, most patients are treated in less than 30 minutes and we can even prescribe medication, if needed.
3. You can access Virtual Care across the Puget Sound region and across the state.
Visiting family for the holidays? Going out of town on vacation? MultiCare’s Virtual Care service is available from anywhere in Washington, and we’re now offering Virtual Care in Idaho, too.
4. Traffic jams, accidents and snowmageddon don’t interrupt our service.
Our dedicated providers are always ready to treat you – when you don’t want to fight traffic and even when your car is stuck in a foot of snow.
5. You may be able to reduce your exposure to other illnesses.
While our urgent cares provide masks, hand gel and always work to minimize the spread of disease, elderly patients and those with compromised immune systems may be able to further reduce their risk of catching the flu or other seasonal illnesses by doing a virtual visit from the comfort of home.
Learn more about all the conditions Virtual Care can treat and watch a quick video to see how it works.