Virtual Doctor Visits Put Good Health at Your Fingertips

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The night before you leave on a flight for a long-awaited vacation, you notice a rash spreading all over your arms.

The last-minute gardening you managed to cross off your list seemed like such an accomplishment. Now, it appears poison ivy is having its revenge. The itching gets worse by the hour.

Not long ago, a situation like this would mean rearranging your flight plans so you can get to the doctor in the morning. Or, taking the risk that you can find a doctor once you get to your destination.

Today, you have a better remedy. With Bon Secours virtual appointments, getting to a medical provider is as easy as downloading an app and making a few clicks on our website. You don’t even have to leave your home.

Bon Secours 24/7 allows patients to see a health provider without taking off time from work or school. You can talk privately to a licensed medical professional from your phone, tablet or personal computer.

The first step is to create an account at Bon Secours 24/7. You can also download the app to your phone or tablet. After that, you choose a provider and answer basic questions about why you need medical care.

Within minutes, you can speak face-to-face with a provider through your device’s video capabilities. Thanks to today’s video technology, health providers can examine skin conditions and detect breathing problems such as wheezing. Most appointments last about 10 minutes.

While some people need to see a doctor in person or for further medical testing, Bon Secours 24/7 is appropriate for several non-emergency medical conditions:

  • Seasonal allergies
  • Cold, cough, bronchitis and flu
  • Fever
  • Sinus and upper respiratory infections
  • Conjunctivitis or pink eye
  • Skin conditions such as rashes
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Headaches
  • Sprains and strains
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

When you or your child are not feeling well enough to get out of bed, Bon Secours 24/7 provides a convenient way to access medical care. Our medical professionals can prescribe many medications during your virtual visit. Every visit is private and held to the same confidentiality and security standards as a regular office appointment.

To use Bon Secours 24/7, your smart device or computer must have a web camera or video capability enabled. Once you establish an account, you can test your computer to make sure it can support a virtual visit.

No matter where you are in the United States, you can access our virtual visits. Through Bon Secours 24/7, we’ll connect you with a medical provider licensed to practice in the state where you need care.