Family Matters- USFHP Blog


Posted by USFHP on Nov 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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Personalized Virtual Care Anywhere

Taking care of your health doesn’t have to be a pain thanks to telehealth. Telehealth uses technology to facilitate and provide healthcare remotely. These services can range from sending your doctor an email to a surgeon using robotic technology to perform surgery from another location. While the concept sounds futuristic, medical professionals have been employing telehealth for over 100 years

How You Can Use Telehealth Services:

Patients can use telehealth to personalize their healthcare to make it more accessible and convenient. The following are some telehealth benefits that you can take advantage of to empower your coverage plan:

Improved communication: Telehealth helps people manage their health conditions and gives providers the ability to take care of a patient remotely. Faster communication allows patients to stay informed and stay connected with their providers. For example, patients can access lab results online, email their doctors, or provide a nurse with a copy of their at-home blood pressure readings.

Achieve your health goals: It’s now easier to make sure you’re eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away. There are several free or low-cost mobile apps available to help you make healthy choices and meet your health goals. You can use apps to track your nutrition, stay on top of your fitness, or quit smoking

Virtual doctor visits: No more long drives, waiting rooms, or parking fees. Many providers now offer telephone or video consultations. Virtual doctor visits are an excellent option for people who live in remote areas that lack healthcare services, people with limited mobility, or people with other restrictions that prevent them from accessing care. As we continue through the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual visits are a great way to stay safe while maintaining continuity of care.

Access to specialists: Sometimes, the best doctor for your condition lives three states over. Fortunately, telehealth can save you time and money by allowing you to see a specialist without traveling long distances. 

Telehealth Options for US Family Health Plan Members:

USFHP members can manage their care from the comfort of their own homes (or wherever the road may take them!) without having to step inside a clinic or hospital. As a USFHP member, you have access to:

Online medication refills: USFHP teamed up with the mail-order pharmacy Maxor Plus to provide members with mail-order medication refills through the web. Click here to get your prescription refilled.  

24-Hour Nurse Advice Line: Nurses are available 24 hours every day to answer your basic health questions. The Nurse Advice Line is a great option for non-urgent concerns such as a rash or if you’re worried about a cut. If you would like to speak with a nurse, just call 1-800-241-4848.

E-visit with your doctor: Many health care professionals now offer telehealth consultations. Check with your physician to see if virtual visits are available.

For more information and to enroll with USFHP call now at 1-800-241-4848 and let us get you covered.



Topics: Healthy Living, TRICARE, Telehealth