LiveHealth Online Launches Cuidado Médico Providing Access To Video Doctor Visits in Spanish
Now, members can use their smartphone or tablet to have a live video visit with a US-based, board-certified doctor of their choice to discuss common health conditions in Spanish from home, work or wherever they happen to be as long as they have internet access. The doctors’ who see Anthem members using Cuidado Médico on LiveHealth Online can assess a member’s condition, provide a treatment plan and even send a prescription to the pharmacy if needed.
Spanish-speaking doctors using Cuidado Médico on LiveHealth Online can see patients from
“Cuidado Médico on LiveHealth Online is just one of many ways Anthem is making it easier and more convenient for Spanish speaking members to access health care,” said
According to a 2013 Pew study, Latinos are among the most likely to go online using their smartphones.
Online care, for non-emergency medical conditions, is more convenient and affordable than a visit to the local urgent care clinic. Anthem members who have used LiveHealth Online reported that the service has helped them save two to three hours of time when they have a common health condition because they do not have to leave work or home to visit a doctor’s office or urgent care facility.
Members can initiate video visits from their home or workplace at any time through a smartphone or tablet by downloading the free LiveHealth Online app.
Patients use online care typically to communicate with a doctor about colds, sinus infections, aches, sore throats, allergies, skin infections, rashes and more. Doctors do not prescribe for controlled substances or lifestyle drugs. A summary of each visit is created, and at the patient’s request, can be forwarded to their primary care doctor -- supporting continuity of care and collaboration among providers.
“LiveHealth Online represents a true shift in healthcare delivery by using technology to make healthcare easier and more consumer friendly,” said
LiveHealth Online can also lessen the burden on primary care doctors who are increasingly feeling the pressure from the growing doctor shortage.
About LiveHealth Online
LiveHealth Online is a communications tool that provides consumers with a convenient way to have video visit with a doctor, to receive treatment for common health conditions. Consumers can access board certified doctors through livehealthonline.com or on an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet using the free app. It is secure, private, easy-to-use and affordable. Consumers can have live, visits with their choice of doctors seven days a week, from