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Do I talk to “real doctors”?
Yes. Teladoc members only talk to actual doctors who are U.S. board-certified internists, state-licensed family practitioners, and pediatricians licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. and living in the U.S. When you request a consult, Teladoc will connect you with a doctor licensed in your state.
What are some of the common conditions Teladoc treats?
Common conditions include sinus problems, respiratory infection, allergies, urinary tract infection, cold and flu symptoms and many other non-emergency illnesses.
Can Teladoc handle my emergency situations?
Teladoc is designed to handle non-emergent medical problems. You should NOT use it if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
Can I speak with a specialist?
You cannot request to speak with a specialist directly, but our doctors may be able to provide guidance on the type of specialist you should see.
Can I request a particular doctor?
You cannot request a particular doctor. Teladoc is designed to support your relationship with your existing doctor. It is not a means of establishing an exclusive relationship with one of our doctors. Please know that all Teladoc doctors are highly qualified and go through rigorous training and credentialing. We have the largest physician network of any telehealth provider with board-certified, state-licensed doctors.
Can I get a prescription?
Teladoc does not guarantee prescriptions. It is up to the doctor to recommend the best treatment. Teladoc doctors do not issue prescriptions for substances controlled by the DEA, non-therapeutic, and/or certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. These include, but are not limited to, antidepressant drugs such as Cymbalta, Prozac and Zoloft which are drugs that are harmful due to their potential for abuse. Also, non-therapeutic drugs such as Viagra and Cialis are not prescribed by Teladoc doctors.
View the current list of DEA controlled substances »
Where do the prescription drugs come from?
Teladoc does not dispense prescription drugs. Our nurses call the prescription into the local pharmacy of your choice.
Is my electronic health record kept private?
Health records are kept totally private and we employ robust encryption methods to protect your personal information. You determine who can see the information in your record.
Can I be turned down for a pre-existing condition?
We do not turn patients away because of pre-existing conditions.
Can I call Teladoc outside of the United States?
You can request a Teladoc consult from anywhere in the U.S. You will speak with a doctor licensed in your home state. You must have a U.S. address and a U.S.-based phone number for the doctor to call back at the time of consult.
Q. What can I expect to save with this membership?
A. Prices will always vary on prescription drugs and therefore it is impossible to estimate specific dollar savings through any non-insured drug program. The Neighborhood Pharmacy program offers 10% to 85% discounts on acute care medications. Savings cannot be used in conjunction with other discount or insurance cards.
Q. Do I get a discount on every single drug at the neighborhood pharmacy when I use my Membership card?
A. Not necessarily. Drug stores, like hardware and grocery stores determine their own pricing structures. Due to large discounts from manufacturers, some drugs may already be priced at or below the PBM's discount price. The PBM network pharmacies have agreed to sell prescription drugs at the contract price, or their "usual retail price" whichever is lower.
Q. Why didn't I save any money at the participating local drugstore?
A. More than likely, you ordered a long-term maintenance medication versus a short-term acute care medication such as an antibiotic or pain-killer. Most pharmacies use long-term, maintenance medications as "loss leaders" and price these drugs at or below cost. They do this so that their customers will assume that all their prices are low. It's a marketing strategy. The pharmacy realizes that for long-term medications, you'll shop around in order to get the best price for a medication that you may be taking for the rest of your life. As the consumer, you are led to believe that this pharmacy has low prices on all their prescription drugs and other items. Our pharmacy program has contracted with independent and chain pharmacies nationwide to offer you a discounted price that will normally save you 10% to 85% on short term medications. However, in order to draw customers, many pharmacies opt to price their prescriptions lower than the contracted price. In this case the member gets the lower of the two. Normally, they use high profile maintenance drugs for these "loss leader" price reductions such as Prozac, Zantac, and Premarin.
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