Many workplace wellness programs are beginning to offer something new to enrollees that executives throughout Canada truly love. It’s the opportunity to have a video doctor visit rather than making in-office visits to your physician every single time you have a cold or other illness. The benefits of this are big, not only for you, but also for your workplace too. These are just a few ways video conferencing with your doctor is changing the face of medicine.
No Messy Commute
Whether you’re working from home or the office, no one wants to have to fight traffic to get to the doctor’s office when you’re not feeling well. That is why video appointments are growing in demand by executive health services customers. It may even help prevent accidents by keeping you off the roads when you’re not feeling your sharpest. At the very least it will eliminate the need for you to arrange transportation to and from the doctor’s office if you do not feel like driving.
In the event that you are attempting to work while sick – or working from home while you recover –it means you’ll have to take less time out of your day to make the commute too! It’s a win for productivity, time management, and can be a real sanity saver.
No Unnecessary Exposure to Illnesses
The last thing you want when you’re not feeling your best is to compound your condition by adding exposure to new viruses and bacteria into the mix. The more time you spend in your doctor’s waiting room, with other sick people, the more germs and potential illnesses you are exposed to. This alone could prolong your recovery process leaving you feeling sick, sluggish, and utterly unproductive even longer. That is why so many employer wellness solutions now offer video conferencing as a way to keep you home when sick and aid in a faster recovery process.
Easy to Arrange and Conduct
You can arrange for a video visit with your physician easily by calling or by booking online. Then you will receive an email with your appointment information and details about joining your visit – along with the website address and login information and PIN.
When the time for your visit arrives simply log in to the visit on a mobile phone, tablet, or computer that has a working Internet connection, web camera, microphone, and speakers. You may even test the connection before your appointment (which is highly recommended to do, by following a link in your email), and you are encouraged to call the Year-Round Care Team if you are having difficulties connecting.
Video visits do not work for all situations. There are times when laboratory testing and a physical examination may be necessary. In these events, your video visit can be used to coordinate the scheduling of a follow-up visit, to schedule a referral to specialists, or even to arrange for prescription medications while waiting for your appointment. Regardless, it is quickly becoming an expected element of most executive health plans for the convenience it delivers.