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Five advantages of using

telemedicine service

Acceptance of telemedicine as a truly viable choice for some healthcare issues has been skyrocketing since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the medical issue is not a true emergency, when the condition does not warrant lab tests, or a follow-up consult, etc., people are choosing the convenience of telemedicine. Here are five advantages to consider:

1. Medical attention anywhere, anytime

Patients can access telemedicine at any time and from anywhere in the world. Telemedicine is the smart choice for those in remote areas or for those traveling internationally who require medical assistance.

2. Telemedicine reduces unnecessary visits to emergency services or medical facilities

We’ve all been in this situation: we aren’t feeling 100%, but we realize our condition does not actually warrant a trip to the ER. However, we know we need to speak to a physician. A telemedicine consultation offers the ability to interact with a health professional who can assess your condition, give advice, and even prescribe medications. It’s estimated that in 60% of cases, doctors who treat their patients through telemedicine can solve their health problems.

Telemedicine also frees up the ER so that staff can deal quickly and efficiently with patients who need immediate care.

3. Telemedicine is convenient and saves time

Your telemedicine frees you up from driving to a medical facility and spending hours waiting to be seen.

4. Telemedicine helps reduce risks for patients

Visiting an emergency room or medical facility opens your exposure to contagion from other waiting patients, especially during times of respiratory peaks or viral outbreaks. Using telemedicine from the comfort of your home eliminates this risk.

5. Telemedicine makes it possible for others to be present at the consultation

Under certain conditions, it is beneficial – and in some cases – essential for a patient to have their relatives or caregivers present at the consultation so that they fully understand symptoms and treatment options.
Does VUMI® offer telemedicine service?
Yes, VUMI® offers its VIP™ Telemedicine service for all its insureds, with no deductible. In addition, this service is available in multiple languages, anytime, every day of the week. Scheduling a telemedicine consultation with VUMI® takes just minutes. For instructions and notification channels, click here


The article does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational/ educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always ask your doctors or healthcare professionals for medical advice.

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