The Benefits of Teladoc

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Katie Saylor, senior benefits specialist 

We’ve talked about the perks of telemedicine before, but with allergy season and a pandemic, it’s always worth repeating. Teladoc, Aetna’s telemedicine provider, is an accessible, cost efficient, easy way to get medical help without dragging yourself to the doctor. Getting sick after hours or on weekends can mean a long, costly trip to the emergency room or urgent care center, but it doesn’t have to. Use Teladoc to your advantage; don’t worry about a surprise bill in the mail or jumping through hoops to get to the right doctor because virtual visits allow you to consult a doctor for non-emergency situations by phone, mobile app or online video anytime, anywhere.  

Why virtual visits? 

  • 24/7 access to board-certified doctors 
  • Access via phone, online video or mobile app from almost anywhere 
  • Average wait time of less than 20 minutes 
  • If needed, get a prescription sent to your local pharmacy 

What can they treat? Virtual visit doctors can treat a variety of non-emergency conditions, including: 

  • Allergies 
  • Asthma 
  • Cold/flu 
  • Ear infections 
  • Fever 
  • Headache 
  • Insect bites 
  • Nausea 
  • Pink eye 
  • Rash 
  • Sinus infections 

Activate your telemedicine account by visiting or calling 1-855-TELADOC (835-2362). 

As a bonus, you should receive a Teladoc card from Aetna in the mail, along with information on accessibility and pricing.  

Questions? Call us. Our benefits phone number is 405-974-2318.