|By Business Wire||
|August 12, 2014 06:43 PM EDT||
Every year, college students cram into tiny dorm rooms, cramped off-campus housing, and sit arm to arm in packed lecture halls, sharing germs along with notes. And you know what? They get sick. A lot. With students and parents paying hundreds of dollars per credit hour, the costs of being sick at school are high. That’s why CampusMD - an online service that offers 24/7 video access to doctors for questions, diagnoses, and prescriptions – is becoming a must-have addition to student health services.
Whether students have insurance or not, few college student health centers are open 24 hours a day. The next time your college student is sick, here are the Top 5 Reasons to Have 24/7 Online Doctor Access:
1. It’s Convenient
One of the biggest barriers to college students getting the health care they need could just be … it’s too far. When you’re overworked, exhausted, and off campus, it’s often just easier to stay in bed. With CampusMD, students can get the treatment the need, without ever walking out the door.
2. It’s Affordable
You might have insurance, but be out of network at the student health center. Or because of new mandates from the Affordable Care Act on what and how much colleges must cover, there might not be a student health center. Seeing a doctor an unlimited number of times online will currently run you just $99 for the whole year.
3. The Doctors Are Excellent
Being convenient and affordable wouldn’t be worth much if the medical care weren’t top-notch. Fortunately, when students log onto CampusMD, they have a list of experienced, board certified doctors to choose from. All CampusMD doctors have, on average, 10 – 15 years experience, are trained in telemedicine, and just a click away.
4. It’s Always Open
For students alone at college, being sick after hours or on the weekend means dragging themselves to the nearest urgent care or emergency room. But online doctors are available 24/7, so students are much more likely to get the care they need, when they need it, from the comfort of their own space.
5. It Saves More Than Just A Copay
These days, college can cost anywhere from $15,000 - $25,000 a semester. If a student gets sick for two weeks, that’s a big chunk of time, and could mean re-doing a course. With better access to health care, students can take care of themselves, get treated quicker, and spend more time in the classroom than sick in bed.
“When students need a doctor after hours, the options aren’t great,” said Asher Epstein, COO of CampusMD. “They’re either sitting in urgent care, or waiting in the ER and then spending a ton of money on the visit. When it’s your child up at school, alone, the last thing you want is him or her wandering around alone at night while they’re sick. That’s where CampusMD really shines – our doctors are phenomenal, there’s no waiting, and there’s no need to leave your apartment.”
Students who sign up between now and September 30 can get a whole year of CampusMD for just $99.
CampusMD is part of Bethesda, MD-based Access Health Group. CampusMD brings around-the- clock physician care and choice exclusively to the higher-education market. Using the latest mobile technologies, the company connects patients immediately to board certified physicians who diagnose and treat a range of non-emergency illnesses and conditions. Office visits are conducted at the patient’s convenience with the doctor and technology of choice at a cost far lower than an in-person visit.
For more information about CampusMD, contact Asher Epstein, 301-529-7124, or visit campusmd.net.
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