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 ConvenientOne 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 AffordableYou 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
3. The Doctors Are ExcellentBeing 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 OpenFor 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 CopayThese 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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