When you're feeling under the weather, it can seem like a monumental task to drag yourself out of bed and into a doctor's office. Thanks to Methodist Family Health Center, you no longer even need to leave the house to get treated for more than 25 common conditions.
For $40, roughly the same cost as a co-pay, MethodistNOW lets you visit virtually with a licensed, board-certified doctor. It's fast, easy, and available seven days a week.
Here's how MethodistNOW works:
Submit your symptoms
Complete an online health interview by answering questions about how you feel and what symptoms you're experiencing. If necessary, provide photos (you can do this on any web-enabled device: smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop). The whole process should take only 5-15 minutes, and you can start a "visit" anytime, day or night.
A doc reviews your document
Within 60 minutes (during the normal operating hours of 8 am-8 pm), a MethodistNOW doctor will review your responses and create a treatment plan. If your visit is started after-hours, then you will receive a response the next business day. If the doctor determines that you cannot be treated online and need to be seen in person, you will not be charged for the visit.
Pick your pharmacy
If a prescription is clinically appropriate, your treatment plan will include a link to have your prescription filled. Just click the link, select the pharmacy of your choice, and send the prescription – it's that easy.
Relief for the whole family
Anyone over 18 can create a MethodistNOW account. You can also add adult dependents and minor children to your account, but keep in mind that visits for minor children must be completed by a parent.
Besides flu and the common cold, MethodistNOW can help you find fast relief from sinus infections, pinkeye, skin conditions, and bladder infections/UTIs. You can also seek medication for motion sickness if you're about to travel, get allergy help, and find nicotine-replacement products for quitting tobacco. See a full list of conditions here.
When using MethodistNOW, you will always be cared for by the same trusted, board-certified doctors you would see if you visited a clinic. That means, whether online or in person, you'll receive the same high quality care you've come to expect from Methodist Family Health Centers — just without ever having to leave your home.